Photographer's Note

A proximit de la mosque Ben Youssef se dresse la medersa Ben Youssef. Fonde au XIVe sicle par les Mrinides puis restaure au XVIe par les Saadiens, elle tait la plus importante universit coranique du Maghreb.
Elle comporte trois parties : une grande cour hispano-mauresque (dont vous voyez un dtail ici), une salle dtudes et de prire et, au premier tage, les chambres dtudiants, rserves aux tudiants qui nhabitaient pas Marrakech.
Au milieu de la cour, un bassin refltait la beaut de la mdersa, de ses stucs, de ses mosaques et de ses panneaux de bois sculpt. Il servait galement humidifier le bois de cdre, lt, pour viter les incendies.

En WS, une vue gnrale de la cour intrieure et une chambre dtudiant reconstitue.

Bin Yousuf Madrassa was an Islamic college in Marrakech and was named after the 12th century sultan Muhammad Bin Yousuf, who expanded the city and its influence considerably. Founded during the period of the Merinid (14th century) and attached to the neighbouring Bin Yousuf Mosque, the madrassa was reconstructed in 1565 in the period of the Saadian. Its 130 student dormitory cells cluster around a courtyard richly carved in cedar, marble and stucco. The carvings contain no representation of humans or animals as required by Islam, and consist entirely of inscriptions and geometric patterns. This madrassa was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and may have housed as many as 900 students. Closed down in 1960, the building was refurbished and reopened to the public as a historical site in 1982.

In the WS the courtyard and a students room.

Nom du fichier
IMG_1309.JPG
Modle d'appareil
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Date/heure de prise de vue
2/04/2006 16:45:19
Mode de prise de vue
Exposition manuelle
Tv (Vitesse obturateur)
1/160
Av (Priorit l'ouverture)
5.6
Mode de mesure
Mesure d'valuation
Sensibilti ISO
200
Objectif
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focale
28.0mm

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