Mausoleum of Sultan Süleyman (MEGT)
Istanbul, Turkey
Evliya Çelebi describes the tomb: “Sultan Süleyman [1520–1566] was buried in front of the mihrab wall of his mosque within a garden akin to paradise, that is lavishly furnished with vineyards, irem gardens, and rose gardens.” The tomb (türbe) is in the complex of the Süleymaniye Mosque, constructed between 1550 and 1558.


Source: Travel Account, 17th century


-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


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Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)


Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman Kahraman. “Mausoleum of Sultan Süleyman.” Dumbarton Oaks. Middle East Garden Tradition, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C101. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.

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No:75 Süleymaniye Cami, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dates of attested life: 1566-
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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1299-1922
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Mausoleum of Sultan Süleyman
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funerary
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