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The Et'hem Bey Mosque is located in the center of the Albanian capital Tirana.

Construction of the mosque (and clock tower) was started in 1789 by Molla Bey and it was finished in 1823 by his son Haxhi Ethem Bey, great-grandson of Sulejman Pasha.

The stairs of the clock tower have 90 steps that go in a spiral fashion. It is 35 metres (115 ft) tall and was the tallest building in Tirana at the time.

The clock tower originally had a bell from Venice that marked the time every hour. In 1928 the Municipality of Tirana purchased a new clock in Germany to replace the existing one. The clock was destroyed by bombardments during World War II and was replaced in 1946 with a Roman numeral clock from a church in Shkoder, Albania. In 1970 the Roman numeral clock was replaced by a Chinese clock.

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  • Copyright: Ardi Kule (Dasius) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (172)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-23 2:47
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