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Al-Karaouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco

FEZ, MOROCCO - 3RD FEBRUARY 2018 - View over the old Fez Medina, with the Al-Karaouine Mosque and University (building on the left with green tiled roof and white Minaret) and the Zawiya Moulay Idriss II (larger building on the right with pyramid roof).

Established at the very beginnings of Morocco’s oldest imperial city, the University of Al-Karaouine (also written as Al-Quaraouiyine and Al-Qarawiyyin) was founded in 859 and is considered by Unesco and the Guinness Book of World Records to be the oldest continually operating university in the world.

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Al-Karaouine Mosque and University
FEZ, MOROCCO - 3RD FEBRUARY 2018 - View over the old Fez Medina, with the Al-Karaouine Mosque and University (building on the left with green tiled roof and white Minaret) and the Zawiya Moulay Idriss II (larger building on the right with pyramid roof).<br />
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Established at the very beginnings of Morocco’s oldest imperial city, the University of Al-Karaouine (also written as Al-Quaraouiyine and Al-Qarawiyyin) was founded in 859 and is considered by Unesco and the Guinness Book of World Records to be the oldest continually operating university in the world.