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Sultan Ahmet Mosque

SULTAN AHMET MOSQUE

Ottoman mosque.

Popularly known as the Blue mosque because of the predominantly turquoise-colored faience tile panels that embellish its vast prayer hall, the mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (15901617) stands next to Istanbul's Hippodrome. Supporting a domed, cruciform superstructure and six slender minarets, it is the major work of the architect Sedefkar Mehmet Ağa.


Bibliography

Goodwin, Godfrey. A History of Ottoman Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson, 1971.

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