By  Nesma Abd El-Aziz

Staff – Art & Culture

 

Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Turkey

Turkey has witnessed the birth of great civilizations and the Ottoman Empire is one of them.

 

During the rule of Ahmed I, Sultan Ahmet mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 CE. Designed by architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque is considered to be the last example of classical Ottoman architecture.

 

Known as the Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Mosque is one of the most impressive monuments in the world. It is one of the elements included in the complex built by Ahmed I to compete with Ayasofya.

 

View our picture file on the Blue Mosque.

 

Nesma Abd El-Aziz is an assistant editor in the art and culture page. She is a  recent graduate of the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. You may contact her atnesma.elaziz@iolteam.com.