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Notes on the Geography of Turkey (Istanbul): Churches and Mosques: Photo 21

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It was built between 1550 and 1557, a thousand years after Aya Sofya. The dome here is supported by pendentives on columns forming an octagon. The medallions encircle the dome and mention by name Allah (on the right), Mohammed (on the left), and the caliphs.

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