El Jedid Mosque: Context view from the surrounding square

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Description

The minaret is also a clock tower.

The New Mosque (Jamaa-el-Jedid), dating from the 17th century, is in the form of a Greek cross, surmounted by a large white dome, with four small cupolas at the corners. The minaret is 90 feet (27 m) high and is also a clock tower. The interior resembles that of the Grand Mosque. The French called it Mosquée de la Pêcherie, Mosque of the Fishers, because of its location near the sea. It was built under Ottoman rule.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • New Mosque, Algiers

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Architecture

  • Timekeeping

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Seventeenth century

  • Ottoman (style)

Place of Creation
  • Algiers, Alger, Algeria: Place des Martyrs near the port

  • +36.784932+3.063019

  • Algiers

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License

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