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Larabanga Mosque
Location: Larabajga, Ghana
Governing body: Ghana

The Larabanga Mosque is an historic mosque of the "Sudanese" architectural mosque type in the village of Larabanga, in Ghana. Though uncertainty exists about its age, it is believed to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Ghana.

In 2002, it was placed on the 2002 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund, because of damage sustained after an inappropriate restoration in the 1970s.[1] According to the Fund, one of the minarets had also collapsed in 2000 during a storm. The financial services company American Express provided $50,000 for the mosque to be restored through the World Monuments Fund.[2] The funds were devoted to reassessing the state of conversation of the site, and to funding a team of local artisans and labourers to restore the monument with special emphasis on reviving the knowledge of mud-plaster maintenance.


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