Khartoum North Off The Beaten Path

  • The new Kafouri Mosque
    The new Kafouri Mosque
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    another view
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  • more kilns and bricks
    more kilns and bricks
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    See the new mosque at Kafouri

    by uglyscot Written Sep 11, 2009

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    The new Kafouri Mosque
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    In Kafouri, a new large mosque cannot be missed-as it stands out. It is built in the Ottoman style of Turkey, and like mosques in Egypt [The Citadel], and in The United Arab Emirates [Gulf States]. This type of mosque has numerous domes and minarets. Theis on at Kafouri was built by Qataris.
    It is very well furnished, with thick carpets, first-class acoustics, and all in all very lavish.

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    See brick kilns in operation

    by uglyscot Written May 30, 2007

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    Crossing the new Menshiya- Hillat Kuku Bridge, plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the brick kilns. if the wind is in the wrong direction the rather strong smell will reach you too. I find the whole process quite interesting, and of historical interest as this is how they would have been made for thousands of years.
    mud, dung and water would be puddled together, and then shaped into bricks. They would be left drying in the sun until sufficient quantities were prepared to be fired . After being stacked up, the bricks would be covered with a mud coating and the wood inserted and , set fired to. The kiln will burn for several days and then the outer mud coating will be removed and the now red baked bricks will be ready to be removed for constructing houses.
    The process will soon disappear to some extent as moves are being made to reduce the use of wood and introduce gas as the means of combustion

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