Şeyh Necmettin Kümbeti
Ahlat, Turkey
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.


Sources

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?].
Location
Ahlat, Turkey
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Events
1221-1222/ 619 AH
1966-1967/ 1386 AH
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Variant Names
Şeyh Necmettin Kümbeti
Original
Şeyh Necmeddin Türbesi
Alternate
Tomb of Şeyh Necmettin
Translated
Şeyh Necmettin Tomb
Translated
Shaykh Najm al-Din Tomb
Translated
Building Usages
mausoleum
funerary
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