Al Aqmar Mosque | Cairo | Egypt
Al Aqmar Mosque is an open enclosure mosque, but is much smaller than that of al-Hakim and rectangular in plan. It has several important architectural features. This site was a little to the North of the Fatimid Western Palace and originally occupied by the Coptic Deir al-Haykal (Monastery of the Skeleton).
The facade itself is also quite unique, decorated with three fluted hoods around the portal and to either side as well as beautiful inscriptions. Many of the features of this mosque later became common in Cairene mosque architecture.