Zitouna Mosque

Zitouna mosque major mosque in the Medina of Tunis and the city as well.
It is the oldest mosque in the city and covers an area of 5,000 square meters with nine entrances. Its minaret’s height is measured to 43 meters.
It was founded in the early 8th century, but its current architectural form dates from a reconstruction in the 9th century, including many antique columns reused from Carthage, and from later additions and restorations over the centuries.
It is the second mosque to be built in Ifriqiya and the Maghreb region after the Mosque of Uqba in Kairouan.
The mosque is known to host one of the first and greatest universities in the history of Islam, the university of Zitouna. It is known as one of the first Islamic universities to include a hard sciences education in its curriculum.

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