Djinguereber Mosque
The Djinguereber Mosque (Masjid) in Timbuktu is a famous learning center of Mali built in 1327, and cited as Djingareyber or Djingarey Ber in various languages. Its design is accredited to Abu Es Haq es Saheli who was paid 200 kg (40,000 mithqals) of gold by Mansa Kankan Musa, emperor of the Mali Empire. and in 1990 was considered to be in danger due to sand encroachment. A four year project towards the restoration and rehabilitation of the Mosque began in June, 2006, and is being conducted and financed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. On the 26th February, 2010, during Mawlid (festival to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad), a stampede at the mosque killed around 26 people and injured at least 55 others- mostly women and children.