Photographer's Note

This is M.Ali Mosque in his Castel in cairo (" The mosque was built about 1820 with the co-operation of France on the site of the Saladin's Citadel .)Mohammad Ali arrived to Egypt in 1801 as an adjutant to the head battalion. Being competent, he was promoted to higher ranks, and when the French left Egypt, he was already well connected with Egypt’s new ruler, Khurasan Pasha.

    Supported by the Egyptian people, Mohammad Ali became the Ottoman Sultan’s Viceroy in May 1805. In July of the same year he was officially appointed by the Sublime Porte as Egypt’s Governor.

    Mohammad Ali exterminated the Mamluks, the former ruling oligarchy, in the famous Citadel massacre of 1811.

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