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Great Mosque of Djenne


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Location

Bus & Bush Taxi Stand, Djenne, Mali

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Architect Name

Urban and Architectural

Sudano-Sahelian architecture

History

The Great Mosque of Djenne is a large banco or adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

Year of Build

1907

Area

6375 sqm

Drawings

Map

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