Wednesday, October 6, 2010

North Cyprus - Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque
The remarkable narthex, with its sculptured panels of Pantelic marble, remains as it was when built by Arc Bishop John de Polo in 1326.

The construction of this magnificent building was started in 1209 and was partially completed by 1326. Precisely in the middle of Nicosia stands its noblest and most arresting monument, Selimiye Mosque, once the cathedral of the Lusignan kings and now the chief mosque of North Cyprus.

One of the three postcards sent by Mehmet from North Cyprus.

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