Arabic inscriptions around the ceiling citing the 99 beautiful names of God, in the Prayer Hall of the King Mosque or Xhamia Mbret, 15th century, in Berat, South-Central Albania, capital of the District of Berat and the County of Berat. Also known as the Mosque of Sultan Bayazit, it was renovated 1823-33. The mosque is part of a social religious complex, with the Tekkes, the library, and guest rooms of the dervishes. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Arabic inscriptions around the ceiling citing the 99 beautiful names of God, in the Prayer Hall of the King Mosque or Xhamia Mbret, 15th century, in Berat, South-Central Albania, capital of the District of Berat and the County of Berat. Also known as the Mosque of Sultan Bayazit, it was renovated 1823-33. The mosque is part of a social religious complex, with the Tekkes, the library, and guest rooms of the dervishes. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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