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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

 

 

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
[email protected]

"Between the two palaces" : The central section of the main north-south street in Cairo. It is located, as its name suggests, between the two palaces of the city, and it served as a ceremonial ground, the setting for parades and processions, allowing large groups of people to gather for festivals and other major occasions. Both the Ayyubids and Bahri Mamluks invested in several building projects in this area. It currently functions as a marketplace.

Liz Neu


Posted at Dec 06/2010 02:54PM:
ian: Looks good.