Al-Basateen Jewish Cemetery is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the world, built in the nineteenth century. At that time, the land allotted for the tomb consisted of 147 acres and was located outside the borders of the Tulunid capital in Egypt. Modern times, the cemetery has become fragmented into separate plots of about 27 acres. The cemetery was formerly divided into areas reserved for Rabbinic and Karaite Jews. However, the only remaining part of the Karaite cemetery you will see is a small private plot of land that belonged to the Lisha and Mansha families. Egyptian Jews of all backgrounds have been buried at the site since its founding and continue to be, despite their dwindling numbers and the advanced state of neglect of the cemetery. Along with representatives of prominent Jewish families of the 19th and 20th centuries who often commissioned essential pieces of architecture for their memorials. Live like Moise Katawi Pasha.