November 12, 2012

Chinguetti Mosque, Mauritania

Photograph by David Clifford, 4See/Redux

Constructed in the 13th or 14th century, the spare Friday Mosque was the heart of the ancient city of Chinguetti, Mauritania, a vibrant trading center on the trans-Saharan route. The city's original purpose was to provide religious education to travelers, thus the importance of its mosques.

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