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Inside a 700-Year-Old Mosque in Ghana

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Located in the “ŽNorthern Region of Ghana, the Larabanga mosque is the oldest in the country and also one of the oldest in West Africa. Built with mud and reeds, the mosque has two tall towers in a pyramidal shape, one for the mihrab and the other as a minaret. Despite the hot temperatures of the area, the mosque stays cool inside due to it being constructed from mud. Every year after the rainy season, local residents come together and renew the mud on the outside of the mosque and repaint it.