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The Kasimiye Madrasa at the western outskirts of Mardin is attributed to Sultan Kasim, son of Aq Qoyunlu Sultan Mu'izz al-Din Jahangir (1444-1457). It is estimated to have been built late fifteenth century or early sixteenth century.

The madrasa and the small mosque adjoining it to its west are built into a south-facing hillside, overlooking agricultural plains bound by mountains. The tall portal on the southern elevation of the complex opens into a tall barrel-vaulted corridor between the mosque and the madrasa. The corridor terminates in a spiral vaulted junction containing the madrasa portal on its east side. A second corridor leads west from the junction, providing entry into the mosque on axis with the mihrab. There is a large room immediately behind the junction

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