Mosque and Madrassa of Emir Sarghatmish seen from the street - this structure was built by the Mamluk emir Seif al-Din Sarghatmish in 1356

Mosque and Madrassa of Emir Sarghatmish seen from the street - this structure was built by the Mamluk emir Seif al-Din Sarghatmish in 1356

The mausoleum dome is built in typical Mamluk style - this mosque and madrassa lies to the northeast of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

The mausoleum dome is built in typical Mamluk style - this mosque and madrassa lies to the northeast of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo

Entrance door to the complex - inside, it contains a madrassa (religious school), a mosque and mausoleum of the emir

Entrance door to the complex - inside, it contains a madrassa (religious school), a mosque and mausoleum of the emir

An open courtyard is located in the middle and it is surrounded by iwans and study rooms which serve their purpose for the religious teachings

An open courtyard is located in the middle and it is surrounded by iwans and study rooms which serve their purpose for the religious teachings

This octagonal fountain in located in the middle of the courtyard and it appears to be not in practical use

This octagonal fountain in located in the middle of the courtyard and it appears to be not in practical use

Here main dome of the structure can be seen rising above the internal walls, while the fountain lies in the middle

Here main dome of the structure can be seen rising above the internal walls, while the fountain lies in the middle

This is the grave of Emir Sarghatmish which forms the mausoleum part of the complex

This is the grave of Emir Sarghatmish which forms the mausoleum part of the complex

Sarghatmish, once a very powerful vazier was murdered in 1358

Sarghatmish, once a very powerful vazier was murdered in 1358

Details of the area around the mausoleum of Sarghatmish - it was designed simply yet elegantly with the marble panels decorating the lower parts of the walls

Details of the area around the mausoleum of Sarghatmish - it was designed simply yet elegantly with the marble panels decorating the lower parts of the walls

Marble is extensively used in this building to enhance the beauty

Marble is extensively used in this building to enhance the beauty

Mehrab of the mosque with wooden pulpit (minbar) seen next to it

Mehrab of the mosque with wooden pulpit (minbar) seen next to it

A large lantern hangs from the ceiling of the dome inside the mausoleum

A large lantern hangs from the ceiling of the dome inside the mausoleum

Another lantern hangs from the ceiling with the woodwork covering the area around it

Another lantern hangs from the ceiling with the woodwork covering the area around it

In this photo, minaret of the mosque is on the left, water fountain in the middle and dome of the mausoleum is located to the right

In this photo, minaret of the mosque is on the left, water fountain in the middle and dome of the mausoleum is located to the right

Wooden stalactite decorations inside the complex

Wooden stalactite decorations inside the complex

One of the iwans of the mosque and madrassa of Sarghatmish, this building was restored in 1940

One of the iwans of the mosque and madrassa of Sarghatmish, this building was restored in 1940

Colourful marble beside one of the iwans - this madrassa is consiedred to be one of the most beautiful in Cairo

Colourful marble beside one of the iwans - this madrassa is consiedred to be one of the most beautiful in Cairo

These windows belong to the study rooms of the students who used to live and study there

These windows belong to the study rooms of the students who used to live and study there

Minaret of the Sarghatmish Mosque seen from the Ibn Tulun Mosque

Minaret of the Sarghatmish Mosque seen from the Ibn Tulun Mosque

The spiral minaret of the Ibn Tulun Mosque offers a beautiful view of the Emir Sarghatmish complex

The spiral minaret of the Ibn Tulun Mosque offers a beautiful view of the Emir Sarghatmish complex