1000 Wonders of the World!
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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Turkey
Best of: Architecture, Mosque
This region of Anatolia was conquered by the Turks at the beginning of the 11th century. In 1228-29 Emir Ahmet Shah founded a mosque, with its adjoining hospital, at Divrigi. The mosque has a single prayer room and is crowned by two cupolas. The highly sophisticated technique of vault construction, and a creative, exuberant type of decorative sculpture - particularly on the three doorways, in contrast to the unadorned walls of the interior - are the unique features of this masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Divrigi", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.