Monday, August 26, 2013

Ben Youssef Medersa from Morocco

A patio of Ben Youssef Medersa in Marrakech, Morocco.

The Ben Youssef Madrasa was an Islamic college, named after the Almoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf. It is the largest Medrasa in all of Morocco. The college was founded in 14th cent. This madrasa was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and may have housed as many as 900 students [source: Wikipedia]

Sent by my mother-in-law during her trip to Morocco

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