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Arghoun Shah Mosque

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Tripoli, Tripoli district

Located in the Saff El-Balat neighborhood in the northern city of Tripoli, in the north, the Mosque of the Emir Arghoun Shah was built several decades before Tripoli fell to the Ottomans. Its south side has been rebuilt and painted but the east facade and unique minaret have been left untouched. The mosque’s minaret is distinguished by its cylindrical shape and its ten-sided balcony, which has stone screens of richly carved arabesque and individually unique geometric patterns. Its stone screens are considered the most elaborate in all of Lebanon.