the Mamluk period Ghawanima Minaret, 1299, Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem, Palestine
Contributor:B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3300 x 5119 px | 27.9 x 43.3 cm | 11 x 17.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:9 March 2021
Location:Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem, Palestine
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The Ghawanima minaret, almost entirely built of stone, apart from a timber canopy over the muezzin's gallery, is one of the sturdiest and highest constructions in the old city of Jerusalem. The Ghawanima Minaret, was built at the northwestern corner of the Noble Sanctuary in 1297–98 by architect Qadi Sharaf al-Din al-Khalili, on the orders of Sultan Lajin. Six stories high, it is the tallest minaret of the Noble Sanctuary. The tower is almost entirely made of stone, apart from a timber canopy over the muezzin's balcony.