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  Attarine mosque

It is one of the most wonderful monuments in Alexandria. In the 14th century A.D. , the mosque is known as a thousands column. In Alexandria it is considered the oldest mosques in it.

 

It was known by al attarine due to it’s location. 
When the islam came to Egypt, this church converted to the mosque.
In 370 A.D , saint athansuis the church was dedicated to him but the mosque was originally a church.
In 1057 A.D. , the general of army “badr al din al gamaly” restored the mosque and became a congregational mosque.
 

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