Mosque at Djenne
Built in the Sudanic style and constructed from sun-baked mud-bricks, each year after the rainy season the entire town turn out to repair the structure at the Spring Festival. Wooden posts that adorn the structure enable workers to scale the walls during the restoration process. A traditional African market is located around the mosque’s perimeter. In 1988, Old Djenne and the Grand Mosque were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.
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