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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
After the Battle of Omdurman, the British destroyed the Tomb of the Mahdi
After the Battle of Omdurman, the British destroyed the Tomb of the Mahdi
The British finally allowed the Sudanese to rebuilt the Tomb of the Mahdi in 1947
The British finally allowed the Sudanese to rebuilt the Tomb of the Mahdi in 1947
Sign over the side door to the garden behind the Tomb of the Mahdi
Sign over the side door to the garden behind the Tomb of the Mahdi
Minarets of the mosque at the Tomb of the Mahdi
Minarets of the mosque at the Tomb of the Mahdi
Mosque adjacent to the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Mosque adjacent to the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Mosque adjacent to the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Mosque adjacent to the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Green flag with Arabic inscription
Green flag with Arabic inscription
Mosque next to the Tomb of the Mahdi
Mosque next to the Tomb of the Mahdi
Palm tree and minaret, Omdurman
Palm tree and minaret, Omdurman
Minaret, Omdurman
Minaret, Omdurman
Minarets, Omdurman
Minarets, Omdurman
Compound of the Mahdi's Tomb
Compound of the Mahdi's Tomb
Tomb of the Mahdi
Tomb of the Mahdi
Mosque to the north of the Tomb of the Mahdi
Mosque to the north of the Tomb of the Mahdi
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi (1885-1959), son of Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mahdi, founder of the Umma Party
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi (1885-1959), son of Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mahdi, founder of the Umma Party
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi (1885-1959), son of Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mahdi, founder of the Umma Party
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi (1885-1959), son of Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mahdi, founder of the Umma Party
A third poster of Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi, Omdurman
A third poster of Abd Al-Rahman Al-Mahdi, Omdurman
Silver dome of the Mahdi's Tomb
Silver dome of the Mahdi's Tomb
Trygve and Karen at the Mahdi's Tomb
Trygve and Karen at the Mahdi's Tomb
Me at the Mahdi's Tomb
Me at the Mahdi's Tomb
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Arabic inscription on the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Arabic inscription on the Tomb of the Mahdi, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Door the the Mahdi's Tomb
Door the the Mahdi's Tomb
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Caretaker of the Mahdi's Tomb with Karen
Caretaker of the Mahdi's Tomb with Karen
Caretaker of the Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Caretaker of the Mahdi's Tomb, Omdurman
Water vessels at the Mahdi's Tomb
Water vessels at the Mahdi's Tomb
Timeless...
Timeless...
Khalifa's House - residence of the Mahdi's successor, Khalifa Abdulla
Khalifa's House - residence of the Mahdi's successor, Khalifa Abdulla
Khalifa's House, built 1887-1888, shortly after the Fall of Khartoum
Khalifa's House, built 1887-1888, shortly after the Fall of Khartoum
Times journalist Hubert Howard Fell Here, Sept 2, 1898, a victim of friendly fire during the Battle of Omdurman
Times journalist Hubert Howard Fell Here, Sept 2, 1898, a victim of friendly fire during the Battle of Omdurman
Door to the Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Door to the Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Layout of the Khalifa's House
Layout of the Khalifa's House
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Sudanese students visiting the Khalifa's House
Sudanese students visiting the Khalifa's House
Roof of the Khalifa's House
Roof of the Khalifa's House
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Khalifa's body guard in Dervish costume
Khalifa's body guard in Dervish costume
Spears and crocodile-hide shields, relics of the Battle of Omdurman
Spears and crocodile-hide shields, relics of the Battle of Omdurman
Tools for making bullets
Tools for making bullets
Plan of the Battle of Omdurman, 2 Sept 1898
Plan of the Battle of Omdurman, 2 Sept 1898
8,200 British and 17,600 Egyptians against 50,000 to 60,000 Dervishes (Mahdists)
8,200 British and 17,600 Egyptians against 50,000 to 60,000 Dervishes (Mahdists)
With weapons like this, the British mowed down 9,700 Dervishes killed and up to 16,000 wounded while suffering only 48 losses
With weapons like this, the British mowed down 9,700 Dervishes killed and up to 16,000 wounded while suffering only 48 losses
Trygve at the Khalifa's House
Trygve at the Khalifa's House
Nordenfeldt gun on a naval shipboard mounting
Nordenfeldt gun on a naval shipboard mounting
Dervish banner from the Battle of Omdurman - bismillah al-rahman al-rahim
Dervish banner from the Battle of Omdurman - bismillah al-rahman al-rahim
Dervish banner from the Battle of Omdurman with the basic tenets of Islam
Dervish banner from the Battle of Omdurman with the basic tenets of Islam
Artists impression of the Battle of Omdurman
Artists impression of the Battle of Omdurman
Patchwork design of the Dervish army
Patchwork design of the Dervish army
Coffee pot belonging to Amir Wad El-Nigomi
Coffee pot belonging to Amir Wad El-Nigomi
Museum of the Mahdist-era at the Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Museum of the Mahdist-era at the Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Stairs in the Khalifa's House
Stairs in the Khalifa's House
The Khalifa's House was taken over by the British District Commissioner of Omdurman 1899-1928
The Khalifa's House was taken over by the British District Commissioner of Omdurman 1899-1928
Mahdi's Tomb from the Khalifa's House
Mahdi's Tomb from the Khalifa's House
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Over to heat the Turkish Bath I believe...
Over to heat the Turkish Bath I believe...
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The original cap of the Tomb of the Mahdi on display in the courtyard of the Khalifa's House
The original cap of the Tomb of the Mahdi on display in the courtyard of the Khalifa's House
The original cap of the Tomb of the Mahdi
The original cap of the Tomb of the Mahdi
Colorful Gibba belonging to General Gordon
Colorful Gibba belonging to General Gordon
Photograph of General Gordon dated 1864
Photograph of General Gordon dated 1864
General Charles Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan
General Charles Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan
The Death of the Khalifa at Umm Diwaikarat (Kordofan), 1899
The Death of the Khalifa at Umm Diwaikarat (Kordofan), 1899
Historic photo of the Governor-General's Palace, Khartoum
Historic photo of the Governor-General's Palace, Khartoum
Historic photo of the view from the Governor General's Palace of the Blue Nile
Historic photo of the view from the Governor General's Palace of the Blue Nile
Historic photograph of the Blue Nile from the Governor-General's Palace looking west
Historic photograph of the Blue Nile from the Governor-General's Palace looking west
Royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary, 1912
Royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary, 1912
The Sudan Times - Royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary, 1912
The Sudan Times - Royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary, 1912
The bath of the Khalifa's House
The bath of the Khalifa's House
Mahdi's Tomb from the Khalifa's House
Mahdi's Tomb from the Khalifa's House
Original cap of the dome of the Madhi's Tomb
Original cap of the dome of the Madhi's Tomb
French explorer Jean-Baptiste Marchand trekked 14 months across West Africa with three of these steel boats, 1897-98
French explorer Jean-Baptiste Marchand trekked 14 months across West Africa with three of these steel boats, 1897-98
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The Khalifa's House, Omdurman
The First Motorcar in Sudan
The First Motorcar in Sudan
The First Motorcar in Sudan
The First Motorcar in Sudan
Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Khalifa's House, Omdurman
Old carriages, Khalifa's House
Old carriages, Khalifa's House
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