Monday 4 July 2022 \


XIX century old mosque minaret restored in Kerch

A minaret was built at the "Juma-Jami" mosque in Kerch, a city on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. The object with a height of 33 meters was erected within a short time, in two months. The Juma-Jami Mosque in Kerch is the main Muslim religious building of the city. The mosque building is recognized as an object of historical and cultural heritage.
Founded 2,600 years ago as an ancient Greek colony, Kerch is considered to be one of the most ancient cities in Crimea. The Cathedral Mosque Juma-Jami was built in the XIX century and it had two minarets.
After the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people in May 1944, the mosque building was converted into a cinema, then a library. Only in the early 1990s the mosque was returned to Muslim believers. To date, the mosque has been completely restored, and it can accommodate up to 300 people who can perform prayers at the same time in the building.

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