Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FATİH SULTAN MEHMED MAUSOLEUM

Fatih - Istanbul - Turkey

Fatih Sultan Mehmet II Tomb

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The mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed, built by Sultan Bayezid II in 1482, is found within the Fatih Mosque Complex. This grand marble mausoleum is crowned with a ten-sided dome, and its interior is elaborately decorated with gold and silver.

It is in the tomb of Sultan Mehmed The Conqueror and located in the Mosque of Fatih. The first tomb was built in front of altar, but it was destroyed in the earthquake in 1766. The new tomb was erected on the foundation of the first one. Its door frame was renovated and a verse and a piece of the Koran were written on it by the order of Sultan Abdülhamid I, in 1784.

The large and excavated eaves outside the tomb are in the baroque style, belong to the end of 18th century and beginning of 19th century. Fatih Tomb was repaired again in 1865, in the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz, golden drawings and sash windows were made.

MORE INFO by
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality / Fatih Sultan Mehmed Tomb
Istanbul Visions / Fatih Sultan Mehmed Tomb
Archnet / Fatih Sultan Mehmed Tomb
Governorship Of Istanbul / Gallery
Istanbul Fatih Gallery

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