Djenne, Mali

Great Mud Brick Mosque

About The Djenne Mali

The Djenne Mali was built by koi Kunbro in 1240 A.D. it is made of mud brick witch is is baked, dried mud. in 1834 A.D it was conquered and destroyed and was rebuilt in 1896 A.D. the walls are 24 inches thick. There is 90 wooden pillars that help it with its structure and hang stuff for the spring festival and there is spiral stairs. At the top of the building there is cone shaped topers and on top of them is ostrich eggs. When the walls start to crack by heat, young boys play in the mixture to stir it up to fill in the cracks. It is the oldest known city in Subsaharan Africa.


Djenne Mali is along the rivers of Niger and Bani witch is 354 kilometers and 200 mile southwest of Timbukut. It is the city of Sub-Saharan that is in Africa. It is 130 kilometers of Mopti. Djenne is covering a area of 48.5 ackers a d is divided into 10 districts.


Djenne Mali is sacred to the Muslin or Islamic region. For a long time it has been a Islamic learning centre and it is the symbol of the city and the nation of Mali. Non Muslims can not go inside the Djenne. It is the largest example of distinctive style of African architecture.


Djenne is famous for its mud bricks. it was captured by Songhai the emperor in 1498 and was finished in 1896. At a time it was part of the colony of French. Water damage is a major concern because i kept flooding. They raised the platform surface area to 5625 meters to protect it from flooding. It attracted students from all over west Africa when it was used for learning but now it is a trade centre for the muslims only.


Mud Brick