Challenges and Prospects of the Medieval Islamic Heritage of North Shewa, Amhara Ethiopia The Case of Goze Mosque

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  • Habtamu Mekonnen * Department of History and Heritage Management, Debre Berhan University, Ethiopia
  • Mikyas Tewodros Heritage Site Management and Development, Ethiopian Heritage Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
* Corresponding author: abuke1980@gmail.com

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https://doi.org/10.20372/ajbs.2022.7.1.535

Abstract

The objective of this study is to assess the challenges and prospects of Goze Mosque, a medieval Islamic heritage of North Shewa. The study used descriptive research design, and employs document analysis, observation, measurement, photographing, and interviews as methods of data collection. The collected data were analyzed qualitatively. Findings show that the Mosque of Goze is in a bad state of conservation. Damage is caused by mason bees, leaking gutters and rainwater, and rising damp. The poor drainage system and the load transferring method of the mosque also intensify the decaying of the wooden column and the cracking and partial falls of the roof ceiling. Thus, it needs immediate intervention to protect and manag this priceless Islamic heritage resource.

Keywords:

Heritage, Conservation, Islamic Heritage, Architecture

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Mekonnen , H. ., & Tewodros, M. (2022). Challenges and Prospects of the Medieval Islamic Heritage of North Shewa, Amhara Ethiopia The Case of Goze Mosque. Abyssinia Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 7(1), 90–98. https://doi.org/10.20372/ajbs.2022.7.1.535

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