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Kürkçübaşı Ahmed Şemsedin mosque

This little mosque seems to have been founded by an official responsible for keeping the furs in the sultan's palace. There must have been a lot of them, and no modern pesticides, so a modest mosque was within his reach. The had several spolia, re-used remains from Roman or Byzantine times, and a more recent sun-dial in the lower regions of the minaret. It was founded in 1511.
The mosque is near the much better Sinan-mosque Gazi Kara Ahmet Pasha Mosque, you may pass it on your way from the tramway-stop.
On Google-maps the name is mangled to Küçükbaş Ahmed Şemsedin mosque: Ahmed with the small head. Wrong, wrong.
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