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Omdurman - Mahdi's Tomb & Kalifa's House

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Flag of the Sudanese Umma Party (Mahdists)
Flag of the Sudanese Umma Party (Mahdists)
Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman's most famous landmark
Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman's most famous landmark
The Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad bin Abdallah, lived 1844-1885
The Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad bin Abdallah, lived 1844-1885
Southwest corner of the Tomb of the Mahdi compound, Omdurman
Southwest corner of the Tomb of the Mahdi compound, Omdurman
In 1881, when Sudan was ruled by Ottoman Egypt, the Mahdi launched a rebellion
In 1881, when Sudan was ruled by Ottoman Egypt, the Mahdi launched a rebellion
Mahdi is the prophesied redeemer of Islam
"Mahdi" is the prophesied redeemer of Islam
The Khedive of Egypt's Governor of Sudan was British General Charles Gordon
The Khedive of Egypt's Governor of Sudan was British General Charles Gordon
Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Failure of the British send relief to Gordon resulted in the fall of Khartoum in January 1885
Failure of the British send relief to Gordon resulted in the fall of Khartoum in January 1885
Tomb of the Mahdi
Tomb of the Mahdi
The Mahdi died a mere six months after the death of General Gordon
The Mahdi died a mere six months after the death of General Gordon
The British under Lord Kitchener recaptured Khartoum after the Battle of Omdurman in 1898
The British under Lord Kitchener recaptured Khartoum after the Battle of Omdurman in 1898
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