Item 01: Sam Norris war diary, 1 February 1915 -1 May 1915 - Page 50

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towards Mecca. The Moslem faith in many respects resembles the Christian religion. The Citadel has two other names  €“ Ismail Pasha Mosque (because he is buried here. A cloth covering his tomb cost  £18000 & was brought from Mecca) & Mohammed Ali Mosque because he completed it. The Mosque inside is a most marvellous place. The roof is formed of a large dome, 220 ft. high 120 ft. diameter & walls 12 ft. thick resting upon 4 smaller domes. It is worked in beautiful colors & is the only roof of this form in the world. When the roof was completed Mohammed Ali put the

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