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Mudurnu062007 7366.jpg

Mudurnu062007 7366.jpg

The ‘Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Camii’ (Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent) is the second historic mosque of Mudurnu. It lies west of the 'Yıldırım Camii'. In the absence of a building inscription, dating it is somewhat hazardous; if the oral tradition is right, it should be between 1520 and 1566.

On the picture: Inside the prayer hall. No dome, but a nice wooden ceiling. Next to the entrance door, a wooden staircase leads up to the raised platform where women go if they want to join the common prayer.
On the ground floor, in the corner, a balustrade isolates a small space for instruction and reading (outside the prayer hours, of course).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Vakıf Abideler ve eski Eserler’ II - Vakıflar Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara 1977.

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