Al-Karaouine University and Mosque at Fes

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The University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin was founded in Fes in 859. The madrasa has been (and still is) one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. It played a leading role in the cultural and academic relations between the Islamic world and Europe in the middle ages. The Al-Karaouine institution is considered by the Guinness book the oldest continuously operating academic degree-granting university in the world. The Al-Karaouine Mosque and University is in the Medina of Fez which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
University of Al-Karaouine, Fes, Morocco, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 38 mm, 1/400 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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