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Al-Karaouine Mosque and University, Fez el Bali Medina, Morocco

Al-Kairouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco, 2018-02-01.

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.

From ground level, the true shape and structure of the complex is hidden, where buildings are stacked so close together that roofs touch and crossover above the alleyways. But the trail of grand doorways and wooden walls help visitors define its outline.

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Al-Karaouine Mosque and University
Al-Kairouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco, 2018-02-01.<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.<br />
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From ground level, the true shape and structure of the complex is hidden, where buildings are stacked so close together that roofs touch and crossover above the alleyways. But the trail of grand doorways and wooden walls help visitors define its outline.