Location: Lat: 2°02’00.6″N Long: 45°20’34.6″E
Text on back says “Late Fascist Headquarters. Now Troop Headquarters, Mogadishu”
Lat and Long: 2°02’18.9″N 45°20’29.6″E
This became the home of the Parliament, post independence. What was its use before then?
Where is this?
Is this Mosque Sheik Sufi in the background? Your comments below please?
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Where is this exactly?
Location in Xamar Weyne, courtesy of Google Maps. Minara is visible within the red circle
Revoil and his colleague are in this scene, wearing turbans, located to the left of the camera on the tripod
Location as shown by Google Maps. Given the location of mosque relative to minara, it seems that the above drawing was based on a location to the south east of the minara
Lat and Long: 2°02’13.3″N 45°21’12.3″E
Alas, it is no more, after being damaged by fighting between Al Shabab and OAU forces a few years ago, and then in 2013 demolished by order of the current government, with a promise of being “rebuilt” by Turkey
Here are some photos of inscriptions inside of the adjacent mosque (also damaged during the fighting), taken by Mary Harper before its demolition
Located at the back of the mihrab?
Location unknown…any ideas?
More engravings from the same source:
For more information about the marbles, see
Lambourn, E.(1999) ‘The decoration of the Fakhr al-Dīn mosque in Mogadishu and other pieces of Gujarati marble carving on the East African coast‘, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 34: 1, 61 — 86 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/00672709909511472 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00672709909511472. The first paragraph, showb below, suggests that the marbles shown above may not longer be in place: