Agadez Mosque

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Agadez Mosque in 1997

Agadez Mosque, also known as the Grande Mosquée d’Agadez, is a prominent mosque in Agadez, Niger.[1] It was made of clay and is the tallest mud-brick structure in the world.[2][3]

History[edit]

The city was built in 1515 at the time when the city was captured by the Songhai Empire. It was restored and some of it was rebuilt in 1844.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pavils, Gatis (2013-11-01). "Agadez Mosque". Wondermondo. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  2. ^ Taub, Ben (April 10, 2017). "The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Most Nigerian brothels in Agadez are in the Nasarawa slum, a sewage-filled neighborhood a short walk from the grand mosque, the tallest mud-brick structure in the world.
  3. ^ "Beautiful Mosques Pictures". www.beautifulmosque.com. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  4. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Historic Centre of Agadez". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  5. ^ "Historic Centre of Agadez - Niger | African World Heritage Sites". www.africanworldheritagesites.org. Retrieved 2018-12-19.

Coordinates: 16°58′27″N 7°59′18″E / 16.9742°N 7.98836°E / 16.9742; 7.98836