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Sultan Ahmed I Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque was built in the early seventeenth century under the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I and is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Although not constructed during the Golden Age of Islam, its architectural style emulates the efflorescent Islamic architecture from that period.
Name: Sultan Ahmed I Mosque
Material: Marble, stone, ceramic tiles (interior)
Diameter: (dome) 23.5 m (77 ft)
Height: (dome) 42.9 m (141 ft)
Date: Early seventeenth century CE
Place of Origin: Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago