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Hassan Tower

Hassan silo is considered one of the most important historical buildings in Rabat, which is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, and this building was established during the reign of the Almohad state, by the Almohad Sultan Yaqoub Al-Mansour in 1195 AD / 593 AH, and its length is 180 meters, and its width is 140 meters, and it is considered a silo Hassan is one of the largest buildings in Rabat, i.e. its area is more than 2550 square meters, and its construction was halted after four years with the death of Yacoub Mansour, i.e. 1199AD / 597 AH.
The Hassan silo during the rule of the Almohad Sultan Al-Saeed was looted, so wood took the doors of the mosque from its place, which were burned by the Umm Al-Rabee River fire, and the general population continued the process of looting and theft of timber. That the pirates made a large ship of its wood and called it the Karakji ship. Then, in 1755 AD, the region was struck by the Lisbon earthquake that caused some of the columns to fall. Then, after the earthquake, a great fire came, which devoured the remaining wood.

Mosque building resources

Hassan silo building resources consist of several types, namely:

  • Sandstone.
  • Carved stone.
  • Plaster.
  • Marble.
  • the wood.

The components of the mosque

The Hassan Mosque is composed of several parts, as follows:

  • The prayer house, which is designed in the shape of the letter T, is characterized by the strange alignment of the courtyard of the mosque for the lighthouse. The prayer house contains eighteen springs distributed, and also contains basic columns as it reaches a height of forty centimeters, and the goal of the columns is: Its effects ceased to exist.
  • The mihrab of the mosque, as it is three meters wide, and also three meters long. The mosque also frustrates a huge wall. He described the mosque as one of the most beautiful and great mosques.
  • The pillars of the mosque, which amount to four hundred columns, and the number of doors are sixteen, and these columns were destroyed in 1755 AD, and were rebuilt during the French protection rule in the country.
  • The doors of the mosque, and these doors were very huge, as the height of the door is ten meters, that is, twice the height of the fence itself, and the width of ten and a half meters. In Andalusia.
  • Ornate art, the art in the Hassan Mosque is adapted from the art of the Kairouan, Andalus, and Islamic East mosques.
  • The nave of the mosque, and includes the nave on the middle of the wells, and these wells have a width of sixty-nine meters, and a length of twenty-eight and a half meters, and a depth of seven meters, and is located in the alignment of the nave some side arcades.
  • Water channels, Hassan Mosque, contains a number of internal wells that save water and drain it to external outlets, and each channel contains an outlet and a stone slab blocking it.


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