Great Mosque of Kairouan

Great Mosque of Kairouan

Great Mosque of Kairouan or the Mosque of Uqba is a mosque loacted in the historic town of Kairouan, Tunisia. It was built by the Arab general Uqba ibn Nafi in 670 AD and it is one of the oldest places of worship in the Islamic world, as well as a model for all later mosques in the Maghreb. Under the Aghlabids in the 9th century AD, huge works gave the mosque its present aspect. The Mosque of Uqba was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 as part of Kairouan.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Kairouan Governorate

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Kairouan

Date of Inscription: 1988

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