The al-Aqmar Mosque

The al-Aqmar Mosque

Date ca. 1026

Movement Islamic

Located at Cairo, Egypt


The Fatimids rose to power as Abbasid power waned; strongholds in Egypt arose, and its cities underwent a flowering of artistic and military construction advancements. Here, a mosque was developed skillfully upon an irregular plot of land; to either side of the main portal, muqarnas were incorporated.