Grand Minaret, Alexandria (73. Alexandrie. 1842. Grand Minaret.?)

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey French

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Identified by Girault only as the Grand Minaret, this building no longer survives in Alexandria. Photographs of a British bombardment of the city in 1882 show it in what would have been the modern quarter. Therefore, it was an early nineteenth-century minaret built in a tradi­tional Mamluk style, evidence that medieval revivalism, which had in part instigated Girault's journey, was not con­fined to the West.

Grand Minaret, Alexandria (73. Alexandrie. 1842. Grand Minaret.?), Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (French, 1804–1892), Daguerreotype

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