6/50.- Luxor, Luxor Temple, Abu al-Haggag mosque


In the Ramses II courtyard there is this mosque. As in many other holy sites in the world, followers of the new religion chose the same place where a former religion's building used to stand. I don't know if religions choose these places because they are sacred, or if they are sacred because they are the places religions choose. Maybe there is some hidden telluric force which not everyone can perceive.

This mosque was built in the Fatimid period (909–1171), and it was dedicated to the local saint who introduced islam to Luxor, Sheikh Yusuf al-Haggag.

We will keep visiting the temple ...

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