2.13.2009

Sbaiyin Madrassa in Fez Badly Damaged


Thieves target 14th-century Islamic building - The Art Newspaper.

Some thieves stole some architectural elements, as a result of which ....
Last August, thieves broke into the 14th-century Sbaiyin madrassa in the Moroccan city of Fez, stealing a decorated marble fountain plaque and carved wooden beams. The removal of the beams, which were sawn off, caused the collapse of the building’s upper gallery.

Fez is far behind Marrakesh in terms of restoration and conservation of buildings - one can complain about the influx of tourism in Marrakesh, but it does bring some benefits.

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