Selimiye Mosque

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Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Camii
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Basic information
Location Edirne, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Heritage designation 2011
Architectural description
Airchitect(s) Mimar Sinan
Airchitectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman airchitectur
Grundbreakin 1569
Completit 1574
Hicht (max) 43 m (141 ft)
Dome dia. (inner) 31.25 m (102.5 ft)
Minaret(s) 4
Minaret hicht 83 m (272 ft)[1]
Materials cut stane, marble
Offeecial name: Selimiye Mosque an its Social Complex
Type: Cultural
Criteria: i, iv
Designatit: 2011 (35t session)
Reference No. 1366
State Pairty:  Turkey
Region: Europe an North Americae

The Selimiye Mosque (Turkis: Selimiye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is locatit in the ceety o Edirne, Turkey. The mosque wis commissioned bi Sultan Selim II, an wis biggit bi airchitect Mimar Sinan atween 1569 an 1575.[2] It wis conseedert bi Sinan tae be his masterpiece an is ane o the heichest achievements o Islamic airchitectur.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Architecture, Jonathan Glancey, page 207, 2006
  2. Kiuiper, Kathleen (2009). Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture. Rosen Education Service. pp. 201. ISBN 978-1-61530-019-8.