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#1260: Calligraphy and Mosaic Detail

Photo 1260: Calligraphy and Mosaic Detail - Ben Youssef Medersa, Marrakesh

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Photo ID
1260
Credit
Title
Calligraphy and Mosaic Detail
Caption
Carved stucco, Arabic calligraphy and mosaic tile decorates the wall around the central courtyard. Originally founded in the 14th century, the Ben Youssef Medersa was rebuilt by the Saadian Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib in 1565. Beautifully decorated with Islamic designs and calligraphy, it is the largest madrassa (religious school) in Morocco.
Geotag
31.632040° N, 7.986444° W
Uploaded
November 13, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100