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The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

Sultan 'Ala' al-Din Kayqubad, the Seljuk sultan who had invited Mevlâna to Konya, offered his rose garden as a fitting place to bury Baha' ud-Din Walad (also written as Bahaeddin Veled), the father of Mevlâna, when he died on 12 January 1231. When Mevlâna died in 17 December 1273 he was buried next to his father.

Mevlâna's successor Hüsamettin Çelebi decided to build a mausoleum (Kubbe-i-Hadra) over his grave of his master. The Seljuk construction, under architect Behrettin Tebrizli, was finished in 1274. Gürcü Hatun, the wife of the Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and Emir Alameddin Kayser funded the construction. The cylindrical drum of the dome originally rested on four pillars. The conical dome is covered with turquoise faience.

... from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mevlana_Museum

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  • Copyright: ahmet gedikli (ahmetgedikli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3436 W: 74 N: 2865] (25372)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-20
  • Categories: Nature, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-10 12:09
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