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LARABANGA MOSQUE

LARABANGA MOSQUE
Larabanga, Ghana
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BACKGROUND

Dating from the seventeenth century, Larabanga Mosque is the oldest mosque in Ghana, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The mosque has been restored several times in its history. A conservation effort of the 1970s was not as effective as had been hoped and ultimately moisture was trapped within the building’s earthen walls and wooden support beams. This weakened the structure, causing timber to rot; termite infestation added to the problems. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

WMF’s work has resulted in a more structurally sound and historically authentic building, one which serves a growing congregation of worshippers and attracts visitors interested in the unique architecture and craftsmanship found at Larabanga. (...)