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Egypt: MAMLUK ART. The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans.


Tour length: 8 days / 7 nights

Recommended periods: September 2009–April 2010, excl. Christmas, New Year and Easter

Price: From € 774 per person (sharing double room), depending on size of group.

He who has not seen Cairo has not seen the magnitude of Islam ...

For she is the capital of the world, the garden of the Universe, the assembly of nations, the beginnings of the Earth, the origin of Man, the iwan of Islam and the seat of Kingship.” That is how the famous Arab historian Ibn Khaldun described Cairo in the 14th century. This tour offers a broad view of the art that flourished in Egypt during the Mamluk Era. The Mamluks, a dynasty of former slave-soldiers who rose to power in the mid-13th century, inflicted a major defeat on the Crusader reigns and stopped the Mongols’ advance towards Palestine and Egypt. Under Mamluk patronage, Islamic art reached its peak. Artists and craftsmen from all the parts of the Muslim territories escaped from the Mongol invasion and converged in Egypt, where their different skills blended and created new artistic and architectural models, while strong commercial and political involvement exposed artistic models to various foreign influences.


The Exhibition Trail on which this tour is based was curated by Abdullah Abdel Hamid El-Attar, Mohamed Hossam El-Din, Salah El-Bahnasi, Mohamed Abd El-Aziz and Tarek Torky, among others. Tour organised by Manar Travel, Cairo [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mr Tarek SHAARAWY]