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Great Mosque of Djenné

Great Mosque of Djenné

Djenné Great Mosque, the mosque was originally built entirely with materials "ferey" or bricks of dried soil material with the sun and diplaster with mud, with a wall thickness of between 41 cm and 61 cm. This mosque was built in the 13th century and renovated in 1834. Mosque is seen in this picture again rebuilt in the early 20th century and completed around 1909. with the help and support which the French Government at that time was Djenné French colonies in West Africa. The French government has given aid and political support and funds for rebuilding this Djenné Great Mosque.

Satu2nya the original building is retained from this mosque is the base space (cage) where the cemetery or graves of local leaders of the nation Djenné. The Great Mosque is located in the Bani River Water Bearer, on platforms or sites that have been raised with a surface area of 5625 m², which are protected from flooding.

Every year, Djenné mosque received treatment or repair in order to welcome the festival of the people as a wonderful entertainment, and fun for the people Djenné.

Djenné Great Mosque is one of the "World Heritage Site" is defined by UNESCO in 1988 ", which can be visited any time, but are not allowed to enter the building, unless you are Muslims. Great Mosque has been closed to non-Muslims in 1996, a result of rioting and firing one of the official French Vogue magazine photography in the mosque.

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