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The Mevlâna museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Sultan 'Ala' al-Din Kayqubad, the Seljuk sultan who had invited Mevlâna to Konya, offered his rose garden as a fitting place to bury Baha' ud-Din Walad (also written as Bahaeddin Veled), the father of Mevlâna, when he died on 12 January 1231. When Mevlâna died in 17 December 1273 he was buried next to his father. Mevlâna's successor Hüsamettin Çelebi decided to build a mausoleum (Kubbe-i-Hadra) over his grave of his master. The Seljuk construction, under architect Behrettin Tebrizli, was finished in 1274. Gürcü Hatun, the wife of the Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and Emir Alameddin Kayser funded the construction. The cylindrical drum of the dome originally rested on four pillars. The conical dome is covered with turquoise faience. However several sections were added until 1854. Selimoğlu Abdülvahit decorated the interior and performed the woodcarving of the catafalques. The decree of 6 April 1926 confirmed that the mausoleum and the dervish lodge (Dergah) were to be turned into a museum. The museum opened on 2 March 1927. In 1954 it was renamed as "Mevlâna museum".

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pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on March 4, 2013

A very beautiful view, well taken - YSL 83/23!

Liebe Grüße aus Kiel, pembo

mohammad suhaib on March 5, 2013


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khoi tranduc on March 5, 2013

Very nice photo! Like & Ys!

Dedé de Zé Luca on March 13, 2013

Foto e fotógrafo favoritos. Dedé

One more Like my dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


gianluigi bonomini on May 2, 2013

Bella immagine della Moschea e ottimi colori cecemil, like+ per te da Johnny Poole da Italia. Ciao

Zygmunt Borowski on May 3, 2013

Interesting composition, like

Greetings - Zygmunt

Márta-53 on June 4, 2013


takis dimitrakakis on June 20, 2013

Very beautiful building and composition. L+F

Best wishes, Takis.

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  • Uploaded on February 16, 2013
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    by Cemil özkan
    • Taken on 2012/12/22 17:29:35
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash