THE GREAT MOSQUE OF TIZNIT: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURAL STUDY
Document Type: Original Article
Islamic Archaeology dept, Faculty of Archaeology, Sohag Univ., Sohag, Egypt
The great mosque is an important monument in Tiznit because of its archaeological foundations, historical value, and significant scientific prestige. It has all features, including its architectural elements and units, to play its due role. For example, it includes riwaqs for prayer, a minbar (pulpit), a mihrab, a minaret, etc. The Mosque comprises a court, four riwaqs, a room for orator, a room for pulpit, and a minaret. An ablution fountain was attached to the southeast side. The walls were built using Tapia (compressed dry mud), and the ceilings were made of wood. The present study aims to highlight the archaeological and architectural - in addition to the religious and scientific- values of the Mosque. This issue helps keep the mosque with its original architectural elements and enhance the tourist attraction of the city. Using the historic, desc-riptive, and analytical approaches, the study describes, documents, and analyzes all architectural and decorative elements of the mosque.
Mosque Tiznit Islamic Architecture Morocco Architecture
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