Queen Arwa Mosque

Queen Arwa Mosque

Queen Arwa Mosque, also known as Mosque of Queen Arwa bint Ahmad al-Sulayhi, is a historical mosque located in Jibla, Yemen. It was built between 1056 AD to 1111 AD by Queen Arwa al-Sulayhi during the reign of Sulayhid dynasty. The queen’s tomb is located in the mosque which considered one of the oldest ancient Yemeni mosques.

Site Information

Country: Yemen

District: Ibb Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Jibla and its surroundings

Date of Submission: 2002

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