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Sheikh Al Kamel Mausoleum

Sheikh Al Kamel Mausoleum

Sheikh Al Kamel Mausoleum, also Mausoleum of Sidi Mohamed ben Issa or Zawiya of Sidi Mohammed Ben Aissa, is an Islamic zawiya, tomb and mosque located in Meknes, Morocco. It was originally built in the 16th century AD as the burial place of Sheikh al-Kamil (Mohamed ben Issa), the founder of the Triqa Issawiya (Sufi order). The current building was constructed in 1776 during the reign of the Alaouite sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah. The mausoleum was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 as part of Historic City of Meknes.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Fès-Meknès

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 16th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic City of Meknes

Date of Inscription: 1996

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