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Coordinates: 30°59′04.73″N 8°13′42.51″W / 30.9846472°N 8.2284750°W / 30.9846472; -8.2284750

Tinmel
Tinmel
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Tinmel
Tinmel
/ ⵜⵉⵏⵎⴻⵍ / تينمل

Location in Morocco

Coordinates: 30°59′04″N 8°13′43″W / 30.98444°N 8.22861°W / 30.98444; -8.22861

Country  Morocco

Region Marrakesh-Safi

Province Al Haouz

Time zone WET (UTC+0)

 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Tinmel
Tinmel
(Berber: Tinmel
Tinmel
or Tin Mal, Arabic: تينمل‎) is a small mountain village in the High Atlas
High Atlas
100 km from Marrakesh, Morocco. Tinmel
Tinmel
was the cradle of the Berber Almohad
Almohad
empire,[1] from where the Almohads started their military campaigns against the Almoravids
Almoravids
in the early 12th century.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Tin Mal Mosque 3 World Heritage
World Heritage
Status 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External links

History[edit] With the seizure of Marrakesh
Marrakesh
in 1147, Tin Mal became the spiritual capital and the artistic centre of the Almohad
Almohad
Caliphate. The village is home to the tombs of the Almohad
Almohad
rulers. In Tin Mal the Almohad dirham, symbol of its economic prosperity, was struck.[3] Tin Mal Mosque[edit] The Tin Mal Mosque is a mosque located in the High Atlas
High Atlas
mountains of North Africa. It was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad
Almohad
dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart. The edifice is one of the two mosques in Morocco
Morocco
open to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The prototype for the Tin Mal mosque was the Great Mosque of Taza, also built by Abd al-Mu'min. The Koutoubia
Koutoubia
in Marrakech
Marrakech
was in its turn modelled on it. World Heritage
World Heritage
Status[edit] The Tin Mal mosque was added to the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage
World Heritage
Tentative List on 1 July 1995 in the Cultural category.[4]

Tin Mal Mosque.

See also[edit]

Koutoubia Great Mosque of Taza

References[edit]

^ Hoffmann, Eleanor (1965). Realm of the Evening Star: A History of Morocco
Morocco
and the Lands of the Moors. Chilton Books.  ^ Julien, Charles-André (1970). History of North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco: From the Arab Conquest to 1830. 2. Praeger.  ^ http://grifterrec.com/coins/islam/muwahhid.html (accessed 12-07-2007) ^ Mosquée de Tinmel
Tinmel
- UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage
World Heritage
Centre

Sources[edit]

Basset, H.; Henri Terrasse (1932). Sanctuaires et fortresses almohades. Paris. 

External links[edit]

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