Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque – A mosque located in Istanbul next to the Hagia Sophia. It was erected between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I – Its surname comes from its hand-painted blue tiles – It is known for its five main and eight secondary domes, six minarets.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Αγία Σοφία – Located in present Istanbul, Turkey – A Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, built in CE 537, the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople – Considered as an engineering marvel of its time - Converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Empire in 1453 – Became a museum in 1935. UNESCO World Heritage Site – 1985. Converted again to a mosque in 2020.


Hagia Sophia Αγία Σοφία – Auj. situés à Istanbul en Turquie - Cathédrale chrétienne orthodoxe grecque construite en l'an 537 après J.-C., siège du patriarcat œcuménique de Constantinople - Considérée comme une merveille technique de son temps – Convertie en mosquée par l'Empire Ottoman en 1453 – Devenue musée en 1935 – Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO – 1985. Reconverti en mosquée en 2020.

Damascus (Ancient City of)

Damascus (Ancient City of)

"Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a flourishing craft industry, specializing in swords and lace. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history – one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary." (whc.unesco.org) - UNESCO World Heritage (1979).


Damas (Ancienne ville de)

"Fondée au IIIe millénaire av. J.-C., c'est l'une des plus anciennes villes du Moyen-Orient. Au Moyen Âge, Damas était le centre d'une industrie artisanale florissante (sabres et dentelles). Parmi les 125 monuments des différentes périodes de son histoire, la Grande Mosquée des Omeyyades du VIIIe siècle, édifiée sur le site d'un sanctuaire assyrien, est l'un des plus spectaculaires." (whc.unesco.org) - Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO (1979)

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