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The Hukuru Miskiy Friday Mosque is located in the city of Malé on the Kaafu Atoll of the Maldives. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 AD by the Sultan of the Maldives over two years time, and was constructed mostly out of coral stone. The mosque itself is surrounded by a 17th century cemetery, whose coral stone headstone are intricately and uniquely carved[1]. The site also includes a coral stone minaret.

World Heritage Status

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on in the Cultural category.[2]

Notes

  1. Male' Hukuru Miskiy/enclosing cemetery and Minaret - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. Male' Hukuru Miskiy/enclosing cemetery and Minaret - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

References

Male' Hukuru Miskiy/enclosing cemetery and Minaret - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-02.

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