The Fortress of Qaitbay

Following in the footsteps of other caliphs, princes and ‎sultans of Islamic small states in Egypt, sultan ‎Qaytbay visited Alexandria several times and gave ‎special attention to its fortification by building ‎fortifications, walls, gates, and towers. This attitude ‎was due to the fact that the Ottoman rulers were ‎threatening Egypt and endeavoring to put it under their ‎control, and hence constituted a menace not only to ‎Egypt but to the whole region as well.‎

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