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مدرسة ابن يوسف
Médersa Ben Youssef

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Médersa Ben Youssef / مدرسة ابن يوسف

Médersa Ben Youssef / مدرسة ابن يوسف
Marrakech / مُرَاكُش
Better in full screen/Plein écran recommandé. + PiPs

Ecole coranique, joyau de l'architecture saadienne, réhabilitée par Abdallah el-Ghalib, sultan saadien, en 1564-65.
Qur'anic school, a jewel of Saadian architecture, rehabilitated by Abdallah el-Ghalib, Saadian Sultan, in 1564-65.

Its name is inspired by the sultan Ali Ben Youssef (1083-1143), Berber dynasty of the Almoravids, who ruled for 37 years from the Maghreb to Andalusia and over West Africa.
The medersa was founded by Abu al-Hasan ben Uthman, a Merinid sultan, around 1350, near the Ben Youssef mosque, which inspired its name :
Mosquée Ben Youssef, Marrakech. Haut Atlas en arrière plan.

Its plan is square and it has two floors. The walls are made of clay bricks, entirely hidden by plaster and decoration. Two galleries [PiPs #1 & 2] run the length of the south and north sides, opening onto the courtyard under five arches each. Opposite the entrance door is the prayer hall, which consists of three naves delimited by marble pillars supporting arches with facades chiselled with ornamental motifs. 132 rooms could each accommodate one or two students.
The whole building is punctuated with mosaics representing very colourful geometric motifs and following well-coded rules. They are the result of an ancestral and virtuoso craftsmanship.

Mohamed Rouicha, 1950 -2012, célèbre chanteur Amazigh marocain, éminent ambassadeur de la musique berbère, spécialiste du ouatar, instrument de musique marocain apparenté à l'oud,

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Nora Caracci, Malik Raoulda, Rosalyn Hilborne, Liliane LR and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Remarkable shots and great info! Stay well!

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6 weeks ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
c'est de toute beauté Eric ***********bon we mon ami !
6 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful series Eric.
Visited there many years ago.
Enjoy your weekend.
6 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Perfection architecturale!!!!!!****
Bon weekend!
6 weeks ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
The insights into the interior of the Koranic school and the music by Mohamed Rouicha compose a beautiful, harmonious and exciting insight into the fascinating culture of the Berbers.
Thank you for this, and have a great weekend, Eric!
6 weeks ago.
Eric Desjours club
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Fascinating culture, indeed, like so many ancestral ones that founded ours - the ours's, what we so easily forget today through the rewriting of history that drains "modern" culture...
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That’s a very nice view, Eric ! And thanks for your text !
6 weeks ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine fantastische Architektur hast Du uns von Deiner nach Marrakech mitgebracht, Eric.
Immer wieder bewundere ich die alte Technik und die Farben der alten Mosaiken.
Freundliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
6 weeks ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
5 weeks ago.
ROL/Photo club
مدرسة ابن يوسف...
c'est vieux mais que c'est beau...
5 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
des édifices œuvres d'Art au Maroc ! j'aime beaucoup***********************
belle journée mon ami et merci ! bises♫
5 weeks ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
apart gebouw
5 weeks ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Superbe architecture !
3 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A wonderful series showing this beautiful architecture.
2 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et merci pour toutes ces informations.
Bonne journée.
10 days ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
spettacolo di dettagli preziosi !
(grazie il gruppo " 100 % Monuments historiques célèbres " del quale mi sono ritrovata admin a sorpresa ;-) )
7 days ago.

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