A Perpetual City of Mud

René Ammann
3. July 2023
Although the iconic Great Mosque in Djenné, seen here in 1972, can be traced back to around the 13th century, the current mosque is a reconstruction from 1906. (Photo: Gilles Mairet/Wikimedia Commons)
To many, the wooden posts dotting the walls look decorative, but they are functional, lending support for the annual replastering and other maintenance. (Photo: Ralf Steinberger/Flickr)

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