Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Kasbah of Algiers


The citadel of Algiers and the traditional quarter around it were founded on the ruins of a 10th-century Berber city. While some old mosques (and Ottoman-style palaces) remain, before French rule began in 1839 there were 166 buildings meant for religious use, including 109 mosques; 19 remain. Home today to 40,000-70,000 people, the city is in severe disrepair.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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