North Africa

The art of Tunisia

One of the earliest mosques in Africa is found here.

670 - 900 C.E.

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Kairouan (from UNESCO)
Kairouan (from UNESCO)

Kairouan is the oldest Islamic city in Africa, holy in its own right and critical for the westward spread of Islam.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan
The Great Mosque of Kairouan

Elements of pre-Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine architecture all appear in this high-status structure.

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