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ali ben youssef medersa, marrakesh | by hadley coull
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ali ben youssef medersa, marrakesh

the glorious atrium of the ali ben youssef medersa in marrakesh.

 

this koranic school was founded by the Merenid sultan Abou el-Hassan in the mid-14th century, and was rebuilt by the Saadian sultan Moulay Abdallah in the 16th century. architecturally, and with its sumptuous decoration, it is on a par with the Merenid medersas, particularly the Bou Inania Medersa of Fes.

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Taken on January 28, 2008