Mamluk Tomb

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Tombs of the Mamluks at Cairo. The Mamluks were slave soldiers who served the Muslim caliphs and the Ottoman Empire. Over time they became a powerful military caste, and on more than one occasion they seized power for themselves.


Egypt, Death Care


W. H. De Puy The People's Cyclopedia (New York: Phillips & Hunt: 1881) 1103


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