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Restoration and development of Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque - Damietta - Egypt

Monuments Restoration   ::  Completed Projects   ::  2009  ::  

Client: Supreme Council of Antiquities
Description: Archeological buildings
The Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque is the oldest mosque in Damietta Governorate. It is the second mosque built in Egypt after the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque in Fustat. It was built in the same style in the year 21 AH. The mosque remained neglected for decades before it was restored again in 2004 and opened to worshipers. The Great Companion Al-Miqdad Ibn Al-Aswad Mosque was established. It is one of the most famous and oldest mosques in Lower Egypt and Damietta. The mosque has kufic inscriptions and columns dating back to the Roman era. It is the largest mosque in Damietta in terms of area, with a total area of about 3240 square meters, in addition to the area of the two corners and some additions. The mosque contains four free facades currently. After modern restoration works, the Ministry of Antiquities decided in 2004 to restore this mosque along with two other mosques, Al-Mu’in and Al-Hadidi. The mosque was reopened to worshipers on Friday, May 8, 2009 AD, which coincides with the Damietta National Day, which coincides with the victory of the people of Damietta On the Crusade led by Louis IX, King of France, and thus returned the mosque to its old splendor.
Working date: 2004 - 2009

Monuments Restoration