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The Old Mosque (Turkish: Eski Camii) is an early 15th-century Ottoman mosque in Edirne, Turkey.

Old Mosque
Eski Camii
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationEdirne, Turkey
Old Mosque, Edirne is located in Turkey
Old Mosque, Edirne
Location of the mosque in Turkey
Geographic coordinates41°40′36″N 26°33′21″E / 41.676712°N 26.555704°E / 41.676712; 26.555704Coordinates: 41°40′36″N 26°33′21″E / 41.676712°N 26.555704°E / 41.676712; 26.555704
Architecture
Architect(s)Haci Alaeddin, Ömer bin Ibrahim
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman architecture
Groundbreaking1402
Completed1414; 605 years ago (1414)
Specifications
Dome(s)9
Minaret(s)2

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The interior of the mosque.

It was built from the order of Emir Süleyman, and completed under the rule of his brother, Sultan Mehmet I. The mosque is located in the historical center of the city, near the market and close to other prominent historical mosques, Selimiye Mosque and Üç Şerefeli Mosque. The mosque is covered by 9 domes supported on four columns. The mosque had originally a single minaret, the taller one was later built by Murat II. Inside the mosque large calligraphy works can be seen.

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