Al Qal`a of Beni Hammad

Commune of Maadid "Bechara", Wilaya (province) of M'Sila Algeria

From UNESCO:

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In a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.

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