Fatih Mosque Essay

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Fatih Complex was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in the years 1463-1470. The complex includes a set of well-planned buildings erected around a mosque [ ].
Shehzade Mosque
Istanbul, Turkey:
The Shehzade Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman imperial mosque found in the district of Fatih, on the third hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial to his son Şehzade Mehmed who died in 1543 [ ].
The complex was Sinan's first important imperial assignment and eventually one of his most ambitious architectural works, even though it was designed early in his long career.
Entrance of the mosque is a marble-paved colonnaded with an area equal to that of the mosque itself. The courtyard starts with a portico
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8 shows Masjid Shahzade, Istanbul, Turkey, (Exterior) and (Interior)

The mosque itself has a square plan, covered by a central dome, flanked by four half-domes. The dome is supported by four pillars, with a diameter of 19 meters and a height of 37 meters. It was in this building that Sinan first adopted the technique of placing colonnaded galleries along the entire north and south facades to hide the buttresses [ ].
Suleymaniye Mosque
Istanbul, Turkey
The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul. It is the largest mosque in the city.
The Süleymaniye Mosque built on the order of Sultan Süleyman to Architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558 [ ].
This complex called the Süleymaniye has Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia [ ].

Fig. 9 shows Suleymaniye Masjid, Istanbul, Turkey (Exterior) and (Interior)

The Süleymaniye was restored in 1660 by Sultan Mehmed IV. Part of the dome collapsed again during the earthquake of 1766. Consequent repairs damaged what was left of the original decoration of

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