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Mopti Great Mosque (French: Grande Mosquée de Mopti), also known as Komoguel Mosque, is a mosque in the town of Mopti, in the Mopti region of Mali. Jumping to the top: a barcc La Mosquée de Komoguel - UNESCO World Heritage Centre on 27.03.2009. The Wikimedia Commons has got press in connection with the Mopti Grand Mosque.
Djenné Great Mosque (French: Grande MOSQUE DE Djenné, Arabic: ?? ????? ?? ?? ?????) is a large bank or clay structure, regarded by many archi -tects as one of the greatest accomplishments of Sudanese-Sahelian architecture. Situated in the town of Djenné, Mali, in the Bani River flooded area.
It was first mosque in the area around the thirteenth c., but its present appearance is from 1907. It is not only the center of the municipality of Djenné, but also one of Africa's most well-known symbols. Together with the "Old Town of Djenné " it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. c. Seku Amadus Mosque from the south-west, as it resembled in 1895.
Electric cables and internal installations have been installed in many of Mali's mausoleums. Occasionally, even the initial surface of a mosque was covered with tiles, which destroyed its historic look and, in other cases, the architectural integrity as well. The Great Mosque was fitted with a speaker system, while the inhabitants of Djenné opposed modernisation in favour of the historic dignity of the edifice.
The Vogue-Magazin organized a clothes shooting in the mosque in 1996. Vogue's images of sparsely clad females indignated the locals, so that non-Muslims have been excluded from the mosque ever since. The mosque can be seen in the 2005 Sahara movie. A northeastern look at the Great Mosque as it appeared in 1910.
Bars by Félix Dubois'.... imbedded in the Great Mosque wall are used as decorations and as scaffolds for yearly repair work. On the southwest side of the temple there is a staircase, while the other, near the north side entry, is only accessable from the outside of the mosque.
Djenné is actively involved in the mosque's upkeep through a special yearly event. The main aim, however, is to repair the damages to the mosque during the past year (mostly due to rainfall and tears due to changes in temperatures and humidity).
The cleaning is done in quarries in the day before the event. The men clamber on the scaffold of the mosque and build in wooden steps and grease the stucco over the face of the mosque. The other group of men carry the cast from the mines to the workers in the mosque.
At the beginning of the event there will be a competition to see who will be the first to put the cast in the mosque. Before the feast time, ladies and gals take the waters to the mines and during the feast to the workers in the mosque. The work is led by members of the Djenné Bricklayers' Association, while older members of the municipality, who have taken part in the event many a time, are seated in a place of honour in the main squares to observe what is happening.
The Djenné Mosque was replicated in the city of Fréjus in the south of France in 1930. Mosquée Missiri was constructed in concrete and varnished in ocher to imitate the color of the originals. It was to be used as a mosque for the Tirailleurs senégalais, the Western Africa Colonies of the France Army, who were sent to the area during the war.
In the Middle Ages, the mosque ruled one of the most important centres of Muslim education in Africa, with the Koran being studied by tens of thousand people in the madrasahs of Djenné. Djenné's historical areas, which include the Great Mosque, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
Whereas there are many more ancient than their present incarnations, the Great Mosque is still the most famous icon of both the Malian and Djenné cities. This mosque is on the Malian emblem. Leap to the top ^ Maas & Mommersteeg 1992, pp. 111-117.
Maas, Pierre (1990), "Djenné: Maas & Mommersteeg 1992, p. 112; Figure 7. 2 is a map of the mosque. Leap upwards ^ Maas & Mommersteeg 1992, p. 113, 117 Fig. 7. 3 and 7.4. Dubois 1911, p. 187, contains an image of the new mosque as it appeared in 1910; Bedaux, Diaby & Maas 2003, p. 16, reproduced Dubois' image; Gardi, Maas & Mommersteeg 1995, p. 162, contains a photo taken before 1914.
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