List of palaces in Egypt

Egypt contains a large number of palaces, dating from the time of the Pharaohs, through the Romans, Fatimids, Mammlouks, and the modern Egyptian kingdom.

List (by approximate year of construction)

Pharaonic

* 1500s BC Unknown king palace, Naqada [Naqada palace [http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/naqada/ballaspalace.html] ]
* 1400s BC Palace of Amenhotep III in Malkata (or Malqata) in Luxor.
* 1346 BC Amarna palaces of Pharaoh Akhenaten, in al-Minya
* 1300s BC Amenhotep III palace at Avaris (Pi-Ramesses), in Eastern desert.
* 1200s BC Palace of the Pharaoh Merenptah in Memphis, Egypt. [Photo of preserved parts of the palace. [http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/exhibits/galleries/merenptah.html] ]
* 1200s BC Palace of Rameses II, Ramesseum, LuxorPhoto of the palace remains [http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6336076] ]

* 1200s BC Palace of Rameses II, Fayoum [ [http://touregypt.net/who/ramessen.htm touregypt.net - Ramesses Nebweben] ]
* 1175 BC The Temple & Palace of Rameses III at Medinet Habu, Egypt
* 500s BC Palace of Wahibre (Apries) in Memphis, Egypt [Palace of Apries, background information [http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/memphis/palaceback.html] ] [Pharaoh Apries Wahibre [http://formerthings.com/hophra.htm] ] .

Ptolemaic

* Circa 100s BC The Ptolemaic palace in what is now Silsila district in AlexandriaCleopatra palace [http://www.authenticwonders.com/Alexandria/History/legacy.html] ]
* 50s BC Caesarium palace which was built by Cleopatra in honor of Julius Caesar in Alexandria]
* 50s BC Antirrhodus island palace, was erected off of Alexandria's mainland in the Eastern Harbour.(later on was submerged by sea)]

Roman

* 100 AD Roman palace at El Haiz area in the Bahariya Oasis, western desert. [The Bahariya Oasis history [http://archaeology.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=archaeology&cdn=education&tm=38&gps=292_422_1276_598&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//touregypt.net/featurestories/haiz.htm] ]

Arabic

* 870 AD Ahmad ibn Tulun Palace at al-Qatta'i in Old Cairo [Old Cairo history. [http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Pub/magazin/summer2006/110231000000000022.htm] ] .
* 1100s AD Fatimid palaces (Eastern & Western) at Khan El-Khalily area at Old Cairo. [Palaces of Pasha [http://www.seenation.com/view_full_news_details.php?newsid=8518&title=Palaces+of+Pashas] ] [Fatimid palaces [http://web.mit.edu/4.615/www/handout04.htm] ] [Plan of the two Fatimid palaces [http://web.mit.edu/4.615/www/images/3011.htm] ] [Part of the palace art [http://www.museumwnf.net/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;eg;Mus01;25;en] ]
* 1100s Ayyubid dynasty palace. [History of Cairo [http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/legacy/egypt/cairo_overview.html] ] .
* 1200s Sultan al-Salih palace in Rodah island in Nile in Cairo. [The Mamluk Sultans [http://www.alazhr.com/lib/A%20Millennium%20of%20Muslim%20Learing/ch%20III.htm] ] [Plan of the Sultan al-Salih palace [http://web.mit.edu/lalalu/MacData/afs.course.4/4.615/www/images/3026.htm] ]
* 1200s The Ablaq Palace of Al-Nasir Mohamed Ibn Qalawun, in Old Cairo.Palaces of Pashas [http://www.seenation.com/view_full_news_details.php?newsid=8518&title=Palaces+of+Pashas] ]
* 1293 Amir Khayrbak Palace or Amir Alin Aq Palace at Bab al-Wazir Street, Tabbana Quarter, Old Cairo. [Amir Alin Aq Palace [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7431] ] [Reviving Cairo [http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/869/eg3.htm] ] [Ruins of Palace [http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/khayrbak.htm] ] [Photo of passage [http://web.mit.edu/4.615/www/images/3050.htm] ] [The Madrasa-Mosque of Amir Khayerbak (1520-21) [http://web.mit.edu/4.615/www/handout13.htm] ]
* 1300s Palace of Manjak al Yusufi al Silahdar, Cairo Egypt [Palace of Mangak as-Silahdar, [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=8016] ] .
* 1330 Amir Qawsun Palace (Qawsoun Yashbak min Mahdi) in Cairo, Egypt [Amir Qawsun Palace [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=3532] ]
* 1334 Beshtak Palace Bestak Palace museum [http://www.egyptianmuseums.net/html/the_beshtak_palace.html] ]
* 1352 Amir Taz Palace in Cairo Egypt [The Mameluke Amir Taz Palace history [http://egyptology.blogspot.com/2007/10/lured-to-house-of-taz.html] ] [Amir Taz Palace [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7984] ]
* 1366 Palace of Emir Tashtamur (Hummus Akhdar) in Cairo, Egypt [Princ e Tashtamur palace [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7983] ]
* 1400s The Ghouri Palace [Al Ghouri palace [http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/762/cu6.htm] ] [Insert Al-Ghouri Palace [http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1999/420/special.htm] ]
* 1496 Amir Mamay Palace (Bait al-Qady) [Bait al-Qady [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7933] ]
* 1500s Bayt Al-Razzaz palace or Palace of al-Ashraf Qaytbay. Darb Al-Ahmer. [Palace of al-Ashraf Qaytbay [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=3329] ]
* 1634 House of Gamal al-Din al-Dhahabi, Al-Ghoureya [Jamal al Din al Dhahabi House [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7426 archnet.org - Gamal al-Din al-Dhahabi] ]
* 1700s Kasr Alaini (later became Cairo University hospital) [El-Aini Palace [http://www.eaims.net/Kasr_Alaini.htm] ]
* 1731 Harawi Residence [ [http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/AKPsite/4.239/harawi/harawi.html Harawi residence] ] [Historic houses in Cairo [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001229/122989e.pdf] ]
* 1779 Al Musafir Khana Palace (Kasr El Chok), at al-Jamaliyya, Old Cairo [Musafirkhana Palace [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=3527] ] .Birth place of Khedive Ismail. [Musafirkhana Palace or Qasr el-Shook [http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2759257-musafirkhana_palace_cairo-i;_ylc=X3oDMTFka28zOGNuBF9TAzI3NjY2NzkEX3MDOTY5NTUzMjUEc2VjA3NzcC1kZXN0BHNsawN0aXRsZQ--] ] [Description of the Palace [http://www.touregypt.net/musafirkhana.htm] ] It was destructed by fire in 1998 [Destruction of Musafirkhana Palace [http://mideastnews.com/CAIRO23.htm] ]
* 1790s Mohammed Bey al-Alfi Palace (where Napoleon lived during his Egyptian campgain) [Historic houses & palaces [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001229/122989e.pdf] ] .
* 1794 Al-Sinnari House (Palace). Now a museum. [Al-Sinnari House [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7425] ] [Historic houses in Cairo [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=7425] ]

Modern Egypt

* 1800s Bulaq palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza [ [http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6561 Egypttoday.com - Cultural Cairo] ]
* 1800s Mena House palace built by Khedive Ismail, at Giza near pyramids.
* 1800s Kasr al-Nozha, the Cattaui (Egyptian Jewish industrialist) palace in Shubra [ [http://www.hsje.org/The%20House%20oof%20Yacoub%20Cattaui.html hsje.org] ]
* 1800s Kasr al-Incha (now the ministry of defense). [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/97-12-25.shtml Palaces on the nile] ]
* 1800s Kasr Kamal al-Din (former residence of the ministry of foreign affairs)
* 1800s Zaafarana palace (now the Ain Shams University administration building) [ [http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050506/2005050634.html arabicnews.com - The History of Zaafarama palace] ]
* 1800s Medhat Yegen Pasha's palace, Garden city, Cairo.(Demolished now) [ [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/98-08-20.shtml GARDEN CITY : A Retrospective PART II, August 20, 1998 ] ]
* 1800s Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi palace in Giza now Demolished [ [http://touregypt.net/teblog/egyptologynews/?p=2876 Egyptology news] ]
* 1800s Kasr al-Aali
* 1800s Kasr al-Mounira that became the French archeological center (IFAO).
* 1800s Kasr al-Amira Iffet Hassan that was later purchased by Princess Shuvekar Ibrahim before becoming the official seat of the council of ministers.
* 1800s El-Walda Pasha palace (now demolished).
* 1807 Muhammad Ali's Shubra Palace (Ain Shams faculty of agriculture) [ [http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/alipalace.htm touregypt.net] ]
* 1827 Harem Palaces at the Citadel of Cairo.(now the Military museum) [Harem palace at Citadel [http://www.archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=3325] ]
* 1850s Kasr al-Ismailia. Now abolished it was in the area of the Mogama El-Tahrir government complex.
* 1860s Khairy Pasha palace was minister of education. (It became the campus of the American University in Cairo in the 1920s) [ [http://www.washjeff.edu/content.aspx?section=3641&menu_id=709&crumb=652&id=9694] & [http://catalog.aucegypt.edu/content.php?catoid=4&navoid=63] ]
* 1814 Al-Gawhara Palace at Cairo citadel
* 1854 Kasr al-Nil (now demolished but the area in downtown Cairo still carries its name)
* 1863 Gezirah Palace(now a private hotel) [ [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=3584 archnet.org - Gezirah palace] ]
* 1863 Abdeen Palace - former royal residence, Cairo
* 1897 Count Gabriel Habib El-Sakakini Pasha Palace at Old Cairo [ [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/97-04-05.shtml egy.com - Sakakaini palace] ] [ [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=8558 Habib Sakakini Palace ] ]
* 1898 Anisa Wissa Palace, Fayoum. [ [http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1998/383/fe1.htm Al-Ahram Weekly | A constructive streak ] ]
* 1899 Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik palace (now the Manyal Palace museum) [ [http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Arts&Culture/Museums/GeneralMuseums/070301000000000007.htm Egypt State Information Service] ]
* late 1800s Koubbeh Palace, El-Quba [ [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/00-02-03.shtml egy.com - Koubbeh palace] ]
* 1900s Fouad Serageddin Pasha's palace, Garden city.
* 1900s EL-Dobara palace (now a government school)
* 1900s Tahra palace, El-Zayton [ [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/99-06-10.shtml egy.com - Tahra palace] ]
* 1901 The Palace of Saad Zaghloul Pasha (Beit El-Omma Museum) [ [http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=7943 Cultural Cairo]
* 1911 Baron Empain palace [ [http://www.egy.com/community/95-05-13.shtml egy.com - The Belgians of Egypt] ]
* 1910 Egyptian Presidential Palace, Heliopolis, Cairo [ [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/98-03-19.shtml egy.com - Heliopolis Palace Hotel] ]
* 1915 Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil palace (now a museum) [ [http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Arts&Culture/Museums/PlasticArtsMuseums/070302000000000001.htm Egypt State Information Service - Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Museum] ]
* 1920s Prince Amru Ibrahim palace, Zamalek (now the Museum of Islamic ceramics) [ [http://www.egyptsites.co.uk/lower/cairo/museums/islamic.html egyptsites.co.uk] ]
* 1924 Kurmet Ibn Hani' (Ahmed Shawki museum).
* Unknown Prince Said Halim Pasha Palace in Down town Cairo. [ [http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6858 et - Full Story ] ]
* Unknown Prince Yousef Kamal Palace at Ain Shams district, now Desert research intitute.
* Montaza Palace, Alexandria
* Ras Al-Teen Palace, Alexandria

Others

* Qaroun Palace (Qasr Qaroun) is actually a Ptolemaic temple.Fayoum.
* Hatshepsut's Palace is actually Deir el-Bahri Hatshepsut's temple

References

External links

* [http://www.egy.com/landmarks/97-12-25.shtml egy.com - List of palaces on the Nile]
* [http://www.seenation.com/view_full_news_details.php?newsid=8518&title=Palaces+of+Pashas Palaces of Pashas]


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