Tomb of Sultan Ahmed (MEGT)
Istanbul, Turkey
Evliya Çelebi (Seyahatnâmesi, 1:104a) describes the tomb of Sultan Ahmed I (1609–1617), who was buried in a tomb akin to a paradise garden, within his own mosque overlooking the Hippodrome. The mosque is the “Blue Mosque” in Istanbul, built between 1609 and 1616.
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 “Tomb of Sultan Ahmed.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dates of attested life: 1617-
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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1299-1922
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