Pre Ayyubid

The Cemeteries of Cairo Today

Lying at the foot of al-Muqa>>am Hill east of the city, the cemeteries range from the open land dotted with tombstones and cenotaphs of the Báb al-Na#r Cemetery in the north, to the walled familybí and Wafá at the foot of the hill, the residential quarters of al-Qádiriyya, al-Khár>a and al-Túnsí, and the more central zones of Sayyidí Jalál, Sayyidí `Uqba and al-Imám al-Layth. South of this cemetery lies the cemetery/city zone of al-Basátín.

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