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Yahoo Map of Eyup Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Eyup Sultan Mosque is located in Istanbul in the north end of Halic (the Golden Horn) in Eyup region. It is built where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari (An important Islamic character) was thought to be buried, he was one of the first acceptors of Islam and died during the first Islamic siege of Istanbul in 688-669. A tomb and a mosque was built by the command of Mehmed the Conqueror. The first mosque was built in 1458, but it was collapsed and with the command of Sultan Selim III it was rebuilt by Uzun Hüseyin Efendi between 1798-1800. The mosque for the last time was repaired in the period of Sultan Mahmud II. A thunderbolt had fallen to the minaret looking through the sea, the upper gallery of minaret was rebuilt. Mosque, can be grouped a 8 graded mosque.<br />
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The tomb of Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari was built in 1458 in the surrounding walls of the mosque. The tomb was decorated with tiles after 16th century, it was restored in the period of Sultan Ahmed I and Sultan Mahmud II. Although the silver carvings and candlesticks belong to recent periods, it is said that the fountain on the rear of the sarcophagus was found during discovery of the grave. Eyup Sultan Tomb became a visiting place for the Islam World for many centuries.<br />
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(Reference: http://www.istanbulambassadorhotel.com/istanbulmap/onelocation.php?locationid=299&categoryid=4)



 

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