The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

December 29, 2012 | in Travel

A massive building of an impressive size is located in one of the oldest cities in Africa, which in our days is on Mali’s teritory. This mosque is considered to be the world’s largest mud brick building.

The town of Djenne was founded around the IX century BC and is considered one of the oldest cities south of the Sahara desert. For years Djenne has been one of the centers of Islamic culture. The construction of the Great Mosque began in 1906 and was completed practically after one year. Although some sources claim that it happened two years later. It was built in the place of an old mosque destroyed by the French. Since 1988, the Great Mosque of Djenne is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List. If you’re not a Muslim, you will not be allowed inside the mosque.

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

The Great Mosque of Djenné: The Largest Mud Brick Building on Earth

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