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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- Karim Saad
- Explore score
- 0.83 Gigapixels
- Date added
- August 28, 2011
- Date taken
- August 17, 2011
GigaPan EPIC Pro
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction. Source: Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque )
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Gigapan Photograph by Karim Saad | Copyright © 2011, All rights reserved.