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Edirne Selimiye Mosque

Edirne Selimiye Mosque

The Selimiye mosque was built on top of the hill overlooking the town (in 1569-1575) when architect Mimar Sinan was nearly 80. The dome is the largest in Ottoman history; it is massed between the four loftiest minarets and so the lesser buildings of the complex are dwarfed.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Islamic Architecture: Ottoman Turkey’ (Godfrey Goodwin) – London 1977


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