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sep 29, 1200 - Great Mosque of Djenne

Description:

1200 CE, rebuilt 1906-1907
Adobe
Mali
• Largest mud built structure in the world
• Political symbol for local residents and for colonial powers who took control of Mali
• Epicenter of religious and cultural life of Mali
• Site of "Crepissage de la Grande Mosquee"- every year a festival to replaster it, musicians, celebration, community
• 3rd reconstruction completed in 1907
• Erected in 13th century
• Needed to be upkept and periodically re-plastered
• Bricks constructed using mud, sand, rice husks and water
• Constructed under King Koi Konboro
Ostrich eggs sit on top of roof pillars, symbolizes purity and fertility

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

sep 29, 1200
Now
~ 818 years ago

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