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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Muradiye Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Muradiye Mosque, Turkey)

Ottoman Sultan Murad II founded the Muradiye Mosque (Turkish: Muradiye Camii) on a hill northeast of the city that overlooks the palace grounds (Sarayiçi) to the northwest in 1435 (839 AH). It is an Ottoman mosque from the 15th century in Edirne, Turkey. The tiles that decorate the mihrab and th.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Grand Mosque of Bursa, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Grand Mosque of Bursa, Turkey)

The Grand Mosque of Bursa (Turkish: Bursa Ulu Camii) one of the city’s oldest mosques, is situated near the markets in the heart of the old town. It is a historic mosque in the Turkish city of Bursa. The mosque was founded between 1396 and 1399 by Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I to commemorate his.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Turkey)

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) is a very unique and holy mosque for the Islamic world; it is located in the district of Eyüp on Istanbul’s European side, near the Golden Horn, and outside the walls of Constantinople. The current structure dates from the early 19th ce.....

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Huaynaputina Volcano

Huaynaputina Volcano

Huaynaputina (/waɪnəpʊˈtiːnə/ WY-nə-puu-TEE-nə; Spanish: wajnapuˈtina) is a small volcano situated 26 kilometers south of Ubinas volcano in southern Peru. It is the result of the subduction of the oceanic Nazca tectonic plate underneath the continental portion of the South American tecto.....

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A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Kalenderhane Mosque, Turkey)

A Visit To A Historical Place/Building (Kalenderhane Mosque, Turkey)

Kalenderhane Mosque (Turkish: Kalenderhane Camii), like Hagia Sophia, Zeyrek Mosque (Pantokrator Monastery), and Fethiye Mosque, is a Byzantine church in Istanbul, Turkey, that was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. (Pammakaristos Church). The church was.....

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Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia

Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia

The Fasil Ghebbi (Amharic: ፋሲል ግቢ) is situated in the Amhara National Regional State of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in the North Gondar Administrative District. It is a fortress that was built by Emperor Fasilides in the 17th century and served as the residence of Ethio.....

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Çamlıca Mosque, Turkey

Çamlıca Mosque, Turkey

The Grand Çamlıca Mosque (Pronounced: Chamlija; Turkish: Büyük Çamlıca Camii), Turkey’s largest and most impressive mosque, is the product of the Turkish government’s desire to show off the country’s economic strength. It is an Islamic worship center that was completed and.....

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Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia

In the historic walled district of Medina, between Rue de la Kasbah and Rue el Farabi, the Great Mosque of Kairouan (Arabic: جامع القيروان الأكبر‎), also known as the Mosque of Uqba (جامع عقبة بن نافع), is located. It is a mosque located in Kairouan, Tunisia, a U.....

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Beni Hammad Fort, Algeria

Beni Hammad Fort, Algeria

Beni Hammad Fort, also known as Beni Hammad’s Al Qal’a (Arabic: قلعة بني حماد‎), is an imperial Islamic city, now ruined, founded in central Algeria during the eleventh century CE (fourth century AH). It served as the first capital of the Hammadid dynasty in the 11th cent.....

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Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan

Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan

The Shah Jahan Mosque (Urdu: شاہ جہاں مسجد‎), also known as the Jamia Masjid of Thatta, is a building from the 17th century that serves as the central mosque for Thatta town, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Since 1993, it has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list. Durin.....

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Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

The Wazir Khan Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: مسجد وزیر خان ; Masjid Wazīr Khān) is the most intricately decorated mosque of the Mughal period of the 17th century which retained its position as the main place of worship in the old town of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province of Paki.....

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Royal Palace Of Caserta, Italy

Royal Palace Of Caserta, Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta (ˈrɛddʒa di kaˈzɛrta)) was built on the orders of Charles III of Bourbon, the genius of Luigi Vanvitelli, who wanted an icon to show the influence of the Bourbon dynasty. It is a former royal residence in Caserta, Southern Italy, establ.....

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