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Arabic for "gate" or "door" as in "Bab al-Futuh" or "Conquerors'Gate", for example.

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Bab Al-Qarrafa
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The only remainder of the Bab Al-Qarrafa gate structure is a vaulted passage that opens at the wall level. The opening of the present gate does not include any towers.

The width of the Bab Al-Qarrafa passage is 4.5 meters. The passage is covered by an oblong pointed vault, in which the remains of two spherical triangles are scattered. A pointed arch with a beveled front crowns the facade of the interior.

Dimensions:  Height 3.5 m  Length 2.8 m  Width 4.5 m

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Culture:

Islamic

Style:

Ayyubid
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Type:

Defensive Architecture
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Location: 

Cairo

Constructed: 

Cairo
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Constructed: 

1191 AD
 

AH 587

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