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Great Mosque

Djenne Mali

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1906
  Finished1909
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - mosque
Materials
 - earth
 - wood

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire56 ftUC Berkeley SPIRO database
measured from drawings

Description
The site of this building has been occupied by a mosque since the 13th century, when the city's first Muslim ruler took power. When the trade routes that gave this city prosperity shifted in the 19th century, the old mudbrick building deteriorated.

In the early 20th century, the French colonial government rebuilt the mosque. The style is local, but the planning is French- the impressive facade faces the center of the city, despite the location of the mosque's entrance on a different side.

Today, there is an annual festival to maintain the mud walls of the mosque. Wooden poles built into the side help support the scaffolds used.

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Drawing by A Twu
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