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SAHRIJ AND SBAIYIN MADRASSA COMPLEX

SAHRIJ AND SBAIYIN MADRASSA COMPLEX
Fez, Morocco
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BACKGROUND

A sacred city of Islam, Fez is the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the country’s third-largest. It was once the capital of Morocco, but later flourished as an educational and cultural center, attracting scholars and artisans. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In partnership with funding from American Express, WMF was able to aid in the architectural study and urgent stabilization of both structural and decorative elements. Additional protective measures that will reduce the effects of exposure and water infiltration were enacted. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Sahrij and Sabaiyin Madrassas complex was constructed during the period considered to be the Moroccan architectural “golden age.” During the 1300s, the designs of the region’s structures were heavily influenced by the exporters of immigrant artisans from Kairouan and Andalusia. (...)