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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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Transfer Wise rebrands as Wise ahead of an expected IPO

Transfer Wise rebrands as Wise ahead of an expected IPO

“Ten years later, TransferWise is now intelligent,” the press release that came in my inbox last weekend screamed. The fintech giant, recently valued at $5 billion by private investors, is re-branding ahead of an expected IPO. Of course, the company doesn’t actually make a reference to .....

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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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Ex-Postmates VP of global public policy on the future of gig work

Ex-Postmates VP of global public policy on the future of gig work

Vikrum Aiyer, the current former vice president of global public policy and strategic communications at Postmates, wrote a memo to his former colleagues and other stakeholders in the gig economy to make him think about what happens next in the industry. “We would be wrong to assume that a l.....

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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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