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Mihrab Vault

Richly decorated dome vault in the mihrab of the small mosque. Originally founded in the 14th century, the Ben Youssef Medersa was rebuilt by the Saadian Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib in 1565. Beautifully decorated with Islamic designs and calligraphy, it is the largest madrassa (religious school) in Morocco.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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