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Attarine Mosque (Alexandria)

Attarine Mosque (Alexandria)

Attarine Mosque, also known as Al Jyoushi Mosque, is a historical mosque located in the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The mosque was originally a church of St. Athanasius of Alexandria dating back to 370 AD. It was later converted into a small mosque after the Islamic conquests. As for the current mosque, it dates back to the Fatimid era, when it was rebuilt in 1084 by Badr al-Jamali, the vizier and prominent statesman for the Fatimid Caliphate under Caliph al-Mustansir. The mosque was completely renovated in 1901 during the reign of Khedive Abbas II Helmy.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Alexandria Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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