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12-Sep-2012 Dick Osseman

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The Hüsrev Paşa Mosque, built in 1567 for Köse (Koca) Hüsrev Paşa, Beylerbeyi (Ottoman governor) at the time. The name of the architect is uncertain, but mostly the great Mimar Sinan is cited.
The mosque is also named ‘Hüsreviye Cami’ or ‘Kurşunlu Cami’ = Mosque with the lead (roof).

The design of the türbe (mausoleum, which is standing next to the mosque) is fully late-Seljuk, and repeats a widely spread type of grave monument of the 13th, 14th and 15th century, with a hexagonal floor plan and a pyramidal roof. It is almost certainly not the work of Mimar Sinan; it is thought to date from 1587, the year that Hüsrev Paşa died during a military campaign in western Iran.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkiye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994.
& Websites of ‘van’ and ‘’ .

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