Minaret of the Great Mosque of Tlemcen
Tlemcen, Algeria
It was during the reign of Yaghmorasan lbn Zayan (1236-1283), the founder of the Zayyanid dynasty, that this minaret was built. However, Yaghmorasan deliberately left no inscriptions bearing his name. Yahya Ibn Khaldun reported that to those who asked the sultan to write his name on the minaret, he replied in Berber language: "Issent Rebbi" (God knows). 

The minaret of the Great Mosque of Tlemcen is the highest in the medina with a height exceeding 29 meters. 
Location
Tlemcen, Algeria
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Part of Site
Associated Collections
Events
ca. 1236-1283
Style Periods
1235-1555
Dimensions
Height 29.3 m
Variant Names
Minaret of the Great Mosque of Tlemcen
Minaret de la Grande Mosquée de Tlemcen
مئذنة جامع تلمسان الكبير
Building Usages
minaret
religious
Materials/Techniques
brick
lime
ceramic