The Arab Antiquities Preservation Committee carries out restoration work on the dome of the Fountain of Ablutions of the Sultan Hassan Mosque

File: Sultan Hassan Mosque.

CAIRO – May 29, 2021: Dr. Osama Talaat, Head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, leading a team of archaeologists and engineers, went to inspect the wooden shutter of the Fountain of Ablutions (Fawara) Dome of the Sultan Hassan Mosque fell this morning.

He said the wooden shutter that fell today was part of the restoration work carried out by the Arab Antiquities Preservation Committee in the mosque during the first half of the last century, as they replaced the dilapidated authentic shutter. by a new modern shutter which fell today due to erosion.

He added that the dome and the mosque are in a good state of preservation, and that a specialized team has been formed among the restorers of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and will immediately begin the restoration and maintenance work of the dome to restore the shutter. . to its original state.

The Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassah (Koranic School) was established by Sultan Al-Nasir Hassan bin Al-Nasser Muhammad bin Qalawun, and its construction began in 757 AH, and the construction of most of it- this was completed in 762 AH. Work continued even after the death of Sultan Hassan in 764 AH.

The mosque was built in the style of Islamic mosques, consisting of an open central courtyard surrounded by four iwans, the largest of which is the qibla prayer house (iwan), and in the middle is a dome supported on eight columns of marble.

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