Mosque Name: Ajdābiyā Palace Mosque

Country: Libya

City: Ajdābiyā

Year of construction (AH): 310

Year of construction (AD): 922 CE

GPS: 30.757695 20.220012

Gibson Classification:


Description:

Dated according to historical texts, mosque parallels, inscriptions, datable objects, a copper coin, the 9th century, and inscriptions from 310/922 or 320/932.

This Fatimid palace has no identifiable mosque, or qibla direction.

The little bit that is still standing.

The little bit that is still standing.


The palace from the air.

The palace from the air.


References:

Whitehouse, David, 1972. “Excavations at Ajdabiyah: An Interim Report”, Annual Report 3: 12-21. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/libyan-studies/article/abs/excavations-at-ajdabiyah-an-interim-report/EEFB11CB5CC37B07630F59BE29FBB9C5

Whitehouse, David, 1973. “Excavations at Ajdabiyah: Second Interim Report”, Annual Report 4: 20-27. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/libyan-studies/article/abs/excavations-at-ajdabiyah-second-interim-report/73068DF199E56C88F85EB62B614B5804

Lowick, N.M., 1972. “Early Arabic Inscriptions in Libya”, Annual Report 3: 4-5. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/libyan-studies/article/abs/early-arabic-inscriptions-in-libya/3CCDABD4B3774145C64B1D81B8DBFF25



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