Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Tunis, Tunisia

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Al-Zaytuna Mosque, (Arabic: جامع الزيتونة‎, literally meaning the Mosque of Olive) is a major mosque in city of Tunis.

Al-Zaytuna was the second mosque to be built in Maghreb region after the Mosque of Uqba in Kairouan. The exact date of building varies according to source. Most of historians believe that it was built at 84 hijri (703 C.E.).

The mosque covers an area of 5,000 square meters with nine entrances. It has 160 columns brought originally from the ruins of the old city of Carthage. Al-Zaytuna mosque followed the design and architecture of previous mosques, mainly the Mosque of Uqba, and was an inspiration for later mosques such as the Great Mosque of Cordoba. The square minaret rises from the northwest corner of the courtyard. Built in 1894, the minaret is 43 meters (141 ft) high.

The mosque is known to host one of the first and greatest universities in the history of Islam. Many Muslim scholars were graduated from the Al-Zaytuna for over a thousand years. One of the most famous alumni of Al-Zaytuna is Ibn Khaldoun who is known as father of modern historiography in the world. Al-Zaytuna libraries were the richest among North African counterparts. It had tens of thousands of books included a large collection of rare and unique manuscripts. The manuscripts covered almost all subjects and sciences, including grammar, logic, documentations, etiquette of research, medicine, cosmology, arithmetic, geometry, minerals, vocational training, etc.

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Comments (80)

Hamed Ansari on September 24, 2011

چیشام که بازه بابا

داره از حدقه درمیاد


QuyTD on September 24, 2011

Hello Hamed Ansari. Excellent picture, very nice shot, wonderful light and colors, greetings from Vietnam, QuyTD. like 29.

乾龍 on September 24, 2011

Very good photo

I like

Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong

Teresa Jankowska on September 24, 2011

Very beautiful photo

  • Like_31

Warm greetings from Poland

M Reza Samaee on September 24, 2011

که عاشق مدرسه ای؟ مگه دستم بهت نرسه

Hamed Ansari on September 24, 2011



Teresa Jankowska

Thank you so much :)


چیه،دوست داشتن مدرسه مگه بده؟


Reza H on September 25, 2011


Fariba kazemian on September 26, 2011


ممنون برای اطلاعات مفید

aghaee on September 29, 2011

قشنگ شده لایک

InDo on September 30, 2011

عکس خیلی قشنگیه

siavash airemlou on September 30, 2011

زیباست. لایک

starMAN on October 3, 2011

A place I want visit one day.

Best wishes, MAN

Oram Mirzaee on October 4, 2011

حرف زدم كه زدم

دوس دارم اصلا


Mohammad farkoosh on October 4, 2011

o,f fck pvtj, ! ;d [g,j, 'vtji!?

یالله حامد خان

نمیخای برگردی ایران؟

hossein_m on October 4, 2011

گالري زيبايي داريد

از گالري زيباي شما ديدن کردم و با افتخار شما را به جمع دوستانم افزودم


Dezso Biczo © on October 5, 2011

Hamed Ansari

Dear Panoramio. my friend!

  • Thanks for the correction proposed, and I'm glad that you visited the gallery. Today I came home from Turkey as soon as time allows you will soon be visiting the beautiful galleries.

    Best Friends!



**Very nice shot! L

But it is not Zitouna mosque! It is Grand mosque in Carthage!**

Hanieh Shakiba on October 5, 2011

نایس مسجد با طعم زیتون


Hamed Ansari on October 6, 2011



Dezső Biczó

Thank you so much for your kind words and compliment :)

Reza Hajipour




siavash airemlou

خیلی ممنون از لطف همه شما دوستان عزیز


چیو نمیخوای اخوی؟

Mohammad Farkoosh

نه!! اینور آب هواش بهتره



ممنون! لطف دارید

Hanieh Shakiba

بینهایت ممنون از محبتتون

RezaSamami on October 6, 2011

نایس شات.....لایک

T 1 on October 6, 2011

Very Beautiful-Thank you-عکس زیبا و جالبی است-متشکرم


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  • Uploaded on September 22, 2011
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    by Hamed Ansari
    • Camera: SONY SLT-A33
    • Taken on 2011/07/14 13:42:30
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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