The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan (Yeni Cami). Construction began in 1597 and was completed in 1665. Sixty-six domes and semi domes form the roof in a pyramidal arrangement. Like other mosques from this period it was designed to service both religious and cultural needs. In addition to the mosque the complex included public baths, a hospital, primary school, library and market. The market survives today as the Spice Bazaar. Istanbul, Turkey.
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