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.

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Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

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Region
Europe
Country
Turkey 
Category
Cultural
Name
Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iv)
Year of Registered
1985
Keyword
Mosque, Registered in 1985