Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Van buildings 9: I believe the building with a minaret in the foreground is the fifteenth-century Ottoman 'Great Mosque', which was 'ruined by the early 20th century', some of the remains of which were exposed by 'excavations' (Sinclair, 1987: 185).

I don't know what the decayed mud brick building to its east (on the right in this south-facing photograph) was, but the two mosques in the background are the sixteenth-century Kara Çelebi Camii on the left (in the east) and Hüsrev Paşa Camii on the right (in the west).

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