Al-Qala'a al-Gabal (Citadel of the Mountain, Al Muqattam)

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Country:  Egypt Founder:  Al-Malik al-Nasir Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (also known as Saladin, r. AD 116993).
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Building structure:  Donjon in curtain wall
Place:  Cairo Castle type:  City castle
Era:  12-th century Condition:  Intact
Description:  The Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, known also as Citadel of the Mountain (Qala'a al-Jabal), is one of the most important landmarks of Cairo and amongst the most imposing military citadels to be built in the Middle Ages. Having assumed power in Egypt S???
Remarkable:  THe largest tower in the CItadel is Burg al-Muqattam, built in 16th century. It is 24 m in diameter and designed to withstand artillery attacks.
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