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Museum of Epigraphy

Madrassa al-Jaqmaqiyya, a beautiful school building established in 1421, is home to the Museum of Epigraphy (the study of ancient inscriptions), and its intriguing exhibits include a select display of illuminated calligraphy manuscripts. The building itself is a well preserved example of architecture from the Mamluk era.

Address: Souq al-Hamidiyeh, next to the Umayyad mosque.