It will further see the Arabesque in the context of different styles of decorations, from the Tulunid
period, to the Ikhshidid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and early Ottoman periods.
The ninth-century Tulunid
dynasty lasted a mere 37 years, and is remembered only because of the mosque it left behind.
From Uzbekistan came Ahmed bin Tulun, the establisher of the Tulunid
Summary: CAIRO - The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is only remaining monument in the City of Qata'i', established in AD 870 as the capital of the Tulunid
state in Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptian architecture and monuments dating back over three thousand years, and in Cairo examples of every period of Islamic architecture from the Tulunid
to the Ottoman.
The area around the historic Muizz Street and the main street host several historical buildings spanning from the era of Amr Ibn el-As over the Tulunid
, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk, and Ottoman periods to Muhammad Ali Era.
The grand congregational mosque was intended as the focal point of ibn Tulun's capital, Al-Qata'i, which served as the centre of administration for the Tulunid
The oldest mosque in Egypt, Ibn Tulun Mosque was completed in 879AD on Mount Yashkur in a settlement named Al-Qata'i by the founder of Egypt's Tulunid
Dynasty (868-905AD), Ahmad Ibn Tulun.
It owed its success in part to the political support of the Tulunid
dynasty in Egypt and to resistance to the imperial policies of the 'Abbasids.
And thus, the Tulunid
dynasty was founded, and Ibn Tulun's descendants continued to rule over Egypt until 905 CE, when the Abassid Caliphate recaptured control of the country.
Rounding out the collection are significant number of blank, broken, and/or illegible objects, as well as a smaller number of items from the Umayyad (661-750) and 'Abbasid periods (750-868 and 905-935), and two from the Tulunid
(868-905) and one from the Ayyubid (1171-1250) eras, respectively.
It is one of the only few monuments from Egypt's Tulunid