September 2017 in Turkish archaeology

September was a very busy month: the sarcophagus of Hercules was returned to Turkey, Konuralp theatre was excavated, and the restoration work continued in the Hellenistic tower in Perge. Moreover, the archaeologists discovered a church from the 11th century in Adramyttion, a 1,700-year-old villa in Arykanda and 2,000-year-old toys in Parion.

Prusias ad Hypium
Prusias ad Hypium

Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Bath in Edirne

Although Selimiye Mosque is the most famous work of Mimar Sinan in Edirne, there are other structures erected by this renowned Ottoman architect in the city. Among other mosques, a caravanserai, a bridge and a bazaar, there is also the building of Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Bath, located in the heart of the old town, opposite the Üç Şerefeli Mosque.

Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Bath in Edirne
Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Bath in Edirne

Süle Çelebi Mosque in Edirne

Visiting the mosques of Edirne is not only a great lesson on architecture and history but also an illustration how modern practical solutions can damage the pure beauty of the Ottoman buildings. This fact can be easily observed on the example of Süle Çelebi Mosque.

Süle Çelebi Mosque in Edirne in 2013
Süle Çelebi Mosque in Edirne in 2013

Şahmelek Mosque in Edirne

Şahmelek Mosque (tr. Şahmelek Camii) is one of many historical mosques located in the former capital of the Ottoman Empire - Edirne. The mosque, erected in 1429, is an important building, representative for the early-Ottoman architecture.

Şahmelek Mosque in Edirne
Şahmelek Mosque in Edirne

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