Old Town
A labyrinth of stone passages and mostly abandoned structures, Chinguetti has been moved several times to a compare the shifting sands. Famous for the collections of ancient books (mostly about Islam) and an old mosque with a minaret topped with five ostrich eggs that represent the pillars of Islam, the town is picturesque and an important stop to see part of the history of Mauritania and Islam. #history #islam #library #mosque #village #unesco
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