12:30 - October 06, 2018
News ID: 3466908
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A historical mosque in Egypt’s Matruh Governorate, in the north-western part of the country, was reopened after completion of restoration work.


According to Baladnews website, the mosque, named Tatandi, was reopened in a ceremony on Friday.

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and ambassadors of 14 countries, including Jordan, Singapore, Greece, Mexico, Argentina, and South Korea were present at the ceremony.

Restoration work began in early 2017 and several parts of the building, including the exterior walls, columns, Minarets and Mihrab (a niche in the wall of a mosque, at the point nearest to Mecca, towards which the Muslim congregation faces to pray) were renovated.

The mosque, which dates back to the 6th century Hijri (13th century AD), is 300 square meters in area.

There is a water well named Tatandi (meaning good drinking water) in the courtyard of the mosque.

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