Mausoleum of Aga Khan

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The Mausoleum of Aga Khan is the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, who died in 1957. The mausoleum is located at Aswan, along the Nile of Egypt, since Egypt was formerly the centre of power of the Fatimids.

The mausoleum is built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo.[1] It is built of pink limestone, while the tomb is built of white Carrara marble. The Aga Khan was buried there two years after he died, since he used to spend part of the winter season living in a nearby villa.[2]

A red rose is laid on the Aga Khan's tomb every day--a practice first started by the Aga Khan's wife, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan.[3]

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  1. ^ "Mausoleum of the Aga Khan Mausoleum near Aswan, Egypt". www.touregypt.net (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ Aswan, Philae, Abu Simbel: 150 Colour Illustrations, by Giovanna Magi, page 24.
  3. ^ "Aswan Landmarks and Monuments: Aswan, Egypt". www.aswan.world-guides.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

Coordinates: 24°05′18″N 32°52′44″E / 24.088275°N 32.878897°E / 24.088275; 32.878897