Great Mosque of Sousse

Great Mosque of Sousse

Great Mosque of Sousse is a historical mosque located in the coastal city of Sousse, Tunisia. It was built in 851 AD during the rule of Aghlabid Dynasty and was commissioned by amir Abu al-‘Abbas Muhammad al-Aghlabi. The mosque was renovated and improved several times during the 10th and 17th centuries AD. The Great Mosque of Sousse was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 as part of Medina of Sousse.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Sousse Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Sousse

Date of Inscription: 1988

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