Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Taphophile Tragics


Agha Khan Mausoleum, Aswan, Egypt

The Agha Khan is the Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan was the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter. He died in 1957.

More about the Ismaili and the current Agha Khan may be found here.

This is an entry in Julie's Taphophile Tragics meme.

7 comments:

Dina said...

It's a gorgeous photo.

Interesting to read up about the present Aga Khan.

Jim said...

Beautiful shot.

Nicola Carpenter said...

How beautiful and a tomb with an outstanding view.

Beneath Thy Feet

'Tsuki said...

Qu'est-ce que c'est beau... Ah, j'aimerai vraiment retourner en Egypte, un jour.

VioletSky said...

This is a beautiful shot. Only the most dedicated would make the trek to visit that site way up on the hill!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Superb shot Ann, I have one almost exactly the same from when Aimee and I were there.

marbletowns said...

Wow -- beautiful shot! And interesting info about this location. :)