Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi), Omdurman

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#6 of 6 in Historic Sites in Khartoum State
The city's most significant landmark, Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi) serves as the resting place of a self-proclaimed messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith. Featured in many works of popular culture, Muhammad was portrayed by Laurence Olivier in the movie "Khartoum." For travelers who use our international travel planner, Omdurman holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you were brought up on stories of Gordon of Khartoum, then a visit to the mausoleum of his nemesis is a must. The original tomb was destroyed by the British when Kitchener retook Khartoum, but it w...  more »
  • Several times in Karthoum, I was able to visit also the mausoleum of Mahdi ' The promised ', political and spiritual leader who led the victorious revolt against Anglo-Egyptian domination at the end of the NINETEENTH century and today Sudanese national hero. The building itself is charming, but very modest and it is always full of pilgrims while every Friday before sunset gather on its forecourt the dervishes for their rituals and folkloristice dances. It does not contain, as can be believed, the remains of the Mahdi who were professing six months after his death by the British who, after the Battle of Omdurman destroyed the tomb and threw the body of the Mahdi in the Nile, it seems that it was the nephew of General Gordon or , according to other versions burned in the boiler of the steamer Bordein after having carried around his head impalata on a pike. The building, abandoned during the colonial era was completely rebuilt in 1947 after the departure of the English, similar to the previous but with the Silver Dome. Certainly worth the visit, especially on Fridays to understand the soul of Sudan, remember that the area surrounding the mausoleum is a cemetery, on the other hand it is clearly visible, adequate clothing, always ask for photos.
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