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Minbar or pulpit, mihrab, prayer carpets and frescoes in the Et'hem Bey Mosque or Xhamia e Et'hem Beut, begun 1789 by Molla Bey and finished in 1823 by his son Haxhi Ethem Bey, great-grandson of Sulejman Pasha, Tirana, Albania. The frescoes decorating the mosque, unusual in Islamic art, depict swirling vegetal patterns. The mosque is listed as a Cultural Monument of Albania. Tirana was founded by the Ottomans in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini and became the capital of Albania in 1920. Picture by...
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