Şeyh Necmettin Kümbeti
Ahlat, Türkiye
Şeyh Necmettin Kümbeti is in the Erzen Hatun Graveyard in the Ergezen neighborhood of Ahlat. According to the epitaph inscription, it was built by Şeyh Necmettin in 1222/619 AH. It was restored by the General Directorate for Foundations (Vakıflar Genel Müdürlüğü) between 1966 and 1967.
The tomb has a square base measuring 5.17 by 5.18 meters. Its portal is framed by a muqarnas hood with an inscription below. It is unique among the other kümbets of Ahlat in that it is covered by a pyramidal roof rather than the typical cylindrical form.


Sinclair, T. A. Eastern Turkey: An Architectural and Archaeological Survey. Vol. 1, p. 205. 4 vols. London: The Pindar Press, 1989.

Taşa Bezenmiş Cadırlar: Ahlat Kümbetleri[Ahlat, Bitlis İli, Turkey]: Ahlat Kaymakamlığı Kültür Hizmetidir, [2010?].
Ahlat, Türkiye
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1966-1967/ 1386 AH
1221-1222/ 619 AH
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Şeyh Necmeddin Türbesi
Tomb of Şeyh Necmettin
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