AL BOURTASI MOSQUE, TRIPOLI

Lebanon Traveler - - THE GREAT ESCAPE -

“In the old city of Tripoli, at the exit of the Khan Al Khiy­atin (Mar­ket of Tai­lors), you face one of the most beau­ti­ful mosques in the city. Built in 1310BC, Al Bourtasi Mosque was an early ex­am­ple of Mam­luk ar­chi­tec­ture. The chal­lenges be­hind the ar­chi­tec­ture and con­struc­tion of the mosque, its in­flu­ences of An­dalu­sian, Moroc­can and Byzan­tine de­sign and its artis­tic and grace­ful de­tails, show the in­ge­nu­ity of its ar­chi­tect, artist and builder.” Photo by Dany Dab­bagh danyd­ab­bagh@gmail.com, @danythedan

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