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the Great Mosque of Kairouan: Kairouan Mosque Stitched Panorama

Kairouan Mosque Stitched Panorama

Stitched Panorama of the Great Mosque of Kairouan, in Tunisia. This mosque, also called the Mosque of Uqba, was founded in 670 AD by the Arab general Uqba ibn Nafi; it dates, in its present form, from the 9th century. Besides the fact of being the oldest place of worship in the Muslim West, the Great Mosque of Kairouan represents a remarkable example of Islamic architecture. The mosque is spread over a surface area of 9,000 square metres.

Credit: MAREK SZAREJKO from CLONMEL, IRELAND - POLAND / Flickr