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Moulay Idriss



Moulay Idriss
Introduction

1. The shrine

2. River valley

3. The round minaret

4. Street scenes

5. Local kids

6. Vegetable market

7. Seen from the valley

Practicalities




















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MOULAY IDRISS
The round minaret

Moulay Idriss, Morocco

This is the only round minaret in Morocco, a design highly uncommon throughout the rest of the Muslim world, too. Its geometrical decorations are texts in Arabic, reading out a sura from the Koran.
The minaret was added to the far more ancient Idriss Medersa, a Koran school, in 1939. It was built by a wealthy hajji who had seen a similar structure on his travels to Mecca.





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