Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mauritania: Man, Mosque, and Manuscripts


friday mosque, originally uploaded by roadwarrior.

Chinguetti's Friday Mosque supposedly dated back to the 13/14th century and the squared minaret is said to be the 2nd oldest in use in the world. Chinguetti, a medieval trading center founded in the 13th century, is home to libraries full of ancient manuscripts.

manuscripts 01

manuscripts 02


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3 Comments:

Blogger Farhana said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Wow..
Masha'Allah, excellent pictures.

Thank you for the information on the Masjid, much appreciated.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Farhana

8:58 PM  
Anonymous father'schild said...

Great photos! Thank you for sharing them with us all. I speak blessings on you,and your family, and I pray that you are all safe and well.
Thanks again for sharing your pictures.
Linda, in Alabama.

8:01 PM  
Blogger David said...

photos are not his, are mine. should've been properly credited...

3:31 AM  

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