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Seyitgazi dec 2007 1882.jpg
19-DEC-2007

Seyitgazi dec 2007 1882.jpg

Inside the mosque, which lies in the southeastern corner of the complex. Originally built in 1207 by the Seljuk, but re-modeled by the Ottomans in 1511; the shape of the mihrab, and the marble minber date from that time.

Mihrab = a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying. The wall in which a mihrab appears is the "qibla wall."
Minber = a pulpit in the mosque where the imam (prayer leader) stands to deliver sermons.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Leaflet of the Seyitgazi Külliyesi (1995), Wikipedia & Personal visits (1995 – 1996).

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