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  • 05 16, 2023

Princess Shwikar did not possess anything of love, but she had a great impetus from humanity in her charitable works that testify to the greatness of that woman. Farouk on her assignment in 1945 within a royal decree to be the president of the association for life.
She occupied a special position for King Farouk, whom she always saw as her son. This honor was not limited to the foregoing, but she also assumed the presidency of King Farouk’s university city in the same year 1945. She had great contributions as the first woman to take over a women’s newspaper, where she founded the “New Woman” newspaper. and the Turkish Red Cross Society.

King Farouk

King Farouk


All these previous contributions prompted us to search for the mausoleum of the high-ranking princess, who was nicknamed "the woman who knows the inside," which is the meaning symbolized by her Turkish name consisting of two syllables, the first "Shiwa" and the second "Kar" so that her name for the Egyptians turns into "Shuika".
Its mausoleum dome is located in the area of ​​the Mamluk desert, and on the way leading to it, we pass a large number of distinctive mausoleum domes in that area, which brings back to us a history that was full of greatness, as witnessed by the domes of the Qurqamas Mosque, the Archaeological Persbay, the Dome of Ruqayyah Halim and the Dome of Afandina. The road was clean and smooth. To receive an official who was passing through the area, so she was in a slightly different outfit from her daily reality. We were accompanied by Dr. Muhammad Rashad, director of archaeological documentation in the East Cairo Antiquities District, which is headed by Imad Othman, East Cairo Antiquities Director, who provided us with a companion to explain the archaeological features of the mausoleum dome of Queen Shwikar.

the mausoleum and many more Islamic architectures can be discovered through one of Egypt's Luxury tours that allows you to stay at the most outstanding hotels and Nile cruises or if you are traveling with a small amount of money and would like to save your time and expenses you can check our wide variety of Egypt cheap budget tours packages, if you have been on an accident and suffer from a physical injury don't ever worry because our professional operators customized a collection of Egypt wheelchair accessible tours packages that use all the accessible vehicles and different facilities for disabled people which is one of the main categories of our Egypt classic tours.

Once you enter the dome of the dome, you will find that there is a large time interval between the features of the courtyard, which needs a lot of refining its green plants and tall trees in order to suit the luxury of those in it, to find that it is still under the authority of the Ministry of Endowments, where two guards stand in charge of supervising the courtyard.


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The Mausoleum of Princess Shwikar was constructed in the late 19th or early 20th century. It was part of the expansion and renovation of the Al-Rifa'i Mosque complex during the reign of Khedive Ismail Pasha.


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