IQNA

12:01 - December 22, 2021
News ID: 3477038
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The only ancient mosque in the city of Bila in Egypt’s Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate is in danger of collapse.

Old Mosque in Egypt

 

An order was issued for the restoration of Abu Ghanam Mosque in the year 2000 but no action has been taken to repair the old building yet, according to Belbalady.net website.

A few days ago when it started raining, worshippers rushed out of the mosque after leakage of rainwater through the ceiling.

For more than twenty years, the residents of Bila have made numerous complaints over the poor conditions of the mosque and its gradual dilapidation.

They have been calling on the authorities to repair the mosque but the building is being destroyed due to neglect.

Built over 740 years ago, the mosque has seen no renovation work since its construction.

It used to be considered an art and architectural masterpiece but it now faces neglect and is danger of collapse on the heads of worshipers at any time.

People are now calling on Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany to save the unique building.

 

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