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Archive of John and Caroline Williams

Collage of images from John and Caroline Williams Archive

L-R: al-Asha’ir Mosque in Zabid, Yemen; Jama Masjid in Delhi, India; and Sabil-Kuttab of ‘Abd al Rahman Katkhudat, Qubba al-Imam al-Shafi’i, and the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo Egypt

In 2017 AKDC@MIT received over 18,000 slides taken by John A. and Caroline Williams, author of Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide.

The images in the collection document sites in Egypt and across the Islamic world over multiple decades. Currently a sampling of about 700 are available online, with more are coming soon. Of course the entire collection is available the Aga Khan Documentation Center for consultation, research, or use in publications.

Learn more about the collections of the Aga Khan Documentation Center on our website.


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