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Ancient minaret in Esna

The minaret of the old mosque of esna is 1000 years old
It is one of the oldest minarets in Islamic Egypt, Fatimid. It was built under the orders of Saad Al Dawla Tag Al Ma'aly Zu El Ezz bin Hossam abo Mansour Sartken Al Gyoshy, in the year 474 AH, according to the Kufic script on it. The original mosque disappeared and was rebuilt more than once and the base of the minaret had a lot of changes. On the base is a beautiful sundial made by Khalil Effendi Ibrahim, architect of the astronomical map dates back to the year 1287 AH.

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