The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo consists of a huge open courtyard, surrounded on three sides by enclosed wings known as ziyadas. At the center stands the monumental ablutions fountain. With its ziggurat-like minaret (spiral-shaped tower), the architecture of the mosque has a distinct Mesopotamian flavor. Not in vain, its founder – Ahmed Ibn Tulun – was born in Baghdad.
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