Kairouan - Part I - Mosque of Aqaba
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Kairouan, the second leg of the program of the Agency for Heritage development and cultural promotion (AMVPPC) and the National Heritage Institute - Part I - Mosque of Aqaba

Tunis/ Kairouan/ Sallam Awad/ A new cultural spirit started by the supervisors in Tunisia to highlight the archaeological sites that are abundant in the country, which led to the development of a detailed plan for the stages to further identify these areas and shed light on them. These stages consist of successive visits to representatives of Tunisian and international media accredited in Tunisia organized by the Agency for Heritage development and cultural promotion (AMVPPC), in cooperation with the National Institute of Heritage, Cultural Affairs, to the city of Kairouan..

These visits are part of an agreement between the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia and the National Union of Tunisian Journalists.

After a first visit to the ancient Carthage region, the second visit was to the city of Kairouanon, on April 21, 2018,.

The city that launched the campaigns of conquest towards Algeria, Morocco, Spain and Africa.

In addition, it is the death of a number of companions of the Messenger of Allah Muhammad peace be upon him and called by the scholars "fourth of the three," after Mecca and Medina and Jerusalem

In this city there are the most important landmarks, including the Great Mosque of Kairouan and founded by the obstacle of Ibn Nafi.

Kairouan, a Tunisian city about 160 kilometers from Tunis, is known for its capital, the Aghlabid.

Is the first Islamic cities built in the Maghreb, and had a strategic role in the Islamic conquest.

The visit included four important archaeological sites: the Aghlabid, the Uqba ibn Nafi Mosque, the Abu Al-Balawi Mosque, the Islamic Museum.

He was a researcher at the National Institute of Heritage, the regional researcher in Kairouan, d. Jihad al-Suwaid, with all the information he has, is an important tourist guide, as he has an excellent response to all media questions.

The mosque is in the center of the city of Kairouan, about one and a half kilometers from both sides, in its present form dating back to the third century of the ruins and the ninth century AD, because the mosque built by the obstacle of Ibn Nafi has nothing left of it.

The current shape is built by Zaydullah ibn Ibrahim (172 H-223 AH / 788 -837 AD). The additions that were made in the dome of the lobby, all the pieces are original, and have been in place since the foundation, both in the mihrab, one of the most important niches in Morocco by colors and shapes.

The two red columns, and the ceramic squares that have been in existence since the third century of migration. When they came from Iraq it was manufactured again in Kairouan, and spread from Kairouan to the Maghreb. And the largest technical evidence in Morocco about metallic luster, the largest group in the world. The pulpit is the largest in the Islamic world, made of 300 composite panels.

The mausoleum is made of wood decorated with kufic writing and dates back to El-Moez Ibn Badis, in the fifth century of migration The entire mosque is decorated with inscriptions and inscriptions in the Kofi script from inside and outside.

The crowns and columns are laid out in a balanced and harmonious manner at both the color level. This model spread in the Maghreb to Andalusia.

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