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Istanbul’s Blue Wonder – the Sultan Ahmed Camii

Istanbul’s Blue Wonder – the Sultan Ahmed Camii
... his own name. He turned to the most famous architect of the time, Sedefkar Mehmet Ala and work on the Sultan Ahmed mosque, better known as the ‘blue mosque’ got under way. A bit of history True to his ambition, the mosque was constructed on the site where the Great Palace of Byzantium had been. It wasn’t big enough, so more surrounding buildings had to be purchased and torn down to make room, as well as part of the hippodrome. Four  minarets weren’t enough either, Sultan Ahmed had to...
April 26th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 3
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