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1. Al-Qasr

2. The Friday Mosque

3. The madrasa

4. Street scenes

5. The museum

6. Qalamoun

7. Ottoman tombs

8. Mut

9. The ancient city

10. Deir el-Hagar

11. Muzawaka Tombs

12. Magic spring

13. Fish pond

14. Rashda

15. Budkhulu

16. Bashendi

17. Balat

18. Gedida


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The Friday Mosque of Al-Qasr

The Friday Mosque, Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

The main part of Al-Qasr's skyline, the minaret of the Nasr el-Din Mosque.

The Friday Mosque, Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

The qibla, with local decoration techniques.

The Friday Mosque, Al-Qasr, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

Wooden lintel from a doorway connecting the main congregation hall with the administrative quarters of the mosque.

The 12th century Nasr el-Din Mosque is clearly the most known building of Dakhla, but it is most impressive when seen from a distance, when the town lies clearly beneath it, and with the pink mountains in the behind.
The 21 metre high minaret is in fine condition, even if much of two wooden terraces have been dismantled after the mosque lost its functions. It's pepperpot finial is typical of Ayyubid architecture.

By Tore Kjeilen