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The New Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The New Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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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