Uncategorized February 16, 2017 at 03:00 pm

Top 5 Places To Visit in Mauritania

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Fredrick Ngugi February 16, 2017 at 03:00 pm

February 16, 2017 at 03:00 pm | Uncategorized

Chinguetti Mosque

Chinguetti Mosque

Chinguetti Mosque. Photo credit: Wallpaper

The Chinguetti Mosque was traditionally used as a center of worship by the founders of the oasis city of Chinguetti in Adrar. It is considered the second-oldest mosque in the Muslim world. The structure includes a prayer room with four aisles, a double-niched symbolic door pointing to Mecca, and an open courtyard. Its most distinctive characteristics are its spare split-stone masonry, centuries-old square tower, and intentional lack of adornment.

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