Zeyrek Kilise Camii

Interior: Central Prayer Hall, Central Dome

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1088-1134

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1087-1143

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1432-1481

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Pantokrator Monastery and Church, Zeyrek Mosque

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12th century

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Latitude: 41.019721000000
Longitude: 28.957197000000

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This mosque was originally two churches linked by a chapel. The first church was begun by Eirene of Hungary. Upon her death, her husband John II Comnenus saw the construction of the second church, and later on the joining chapel. This site was later used as a monastery and served funerary purposes. It was converted into a mosque by Mehmed II in the 15th century.

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Islam

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Eastern Orthodox Church

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Byzantine (architecture)

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Turkish (architecture)

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Photography by Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

Image Date: 

July, 2014