Mihrab and minbar of the Grand Mosque or Ulu Cami, built 1396-99 under the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I by the architect Ali Neccar in the Seljuk style, Bursa, Turkey. The mosque has 192 monumental wall inscriptions written by the famous calligraphers of that period. The mosque is a large rectangular building with 2 minarets, and 20 domes supported by 12 columns. Supposedly the 20 domes were built instead of the 20 separate mosques which Sultan Bayezid I had promised for winning the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. The dome over the sadirvan is capped by a skylight creating a soft light which illuminates the large building. The mosque is in the old city centre of Bursa and remains the largest mosque in the city. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Mihrab and minbar of the Grand Mosque or Ulu Cami, built 1396-99 under the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I by the architect Ali Neccar in the Seljuk style, Bursa, Turkey. The mosque has 192 monumental wall inscriptions written by the famous calligraphers of that period. The mosque is a large rectangular building with 2 minarets, and 20 domes supported by 12 columns. Supposedly the 20 domes were built instead of the 20 separate mosques which Sultan Bayezid I had promised for winning the Battle of...
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