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Mosques and Churchs Presentation

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Nour Ben Amor

on 24 May 2014

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The Blue Mosque


- Located in Istanbul, Turkey
- Near the mosque is the church Hagia Sophia.
- Next to the Hippodrome
-Built on the same place the Great Palace of the Byzantine emperor was standing
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History and Name
- Known as “Sultanahmet Camii” in Turkish
- Sultan Ahmet 1 commanded to built the Blue Mosque
- Built as a mosque and monument
- Constructed between the years of 1609 and 1616

-The architectural style is Islamic and is Late Classical Ottoman
-Capacity: 10000 Length: 37m (240 ft) Width: 65m (213ft)
- 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles
- More than 200 windows
- Six fluted, pencil-shaped minarets

- It is associated with Islam
- Built for Muslims to worship their god, Allah
- They also believed in the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad.
- They prayed in the Blue Mosque the five daily prayers.
- Located in Red Square, Moscow, Russia
- In front of the Moscow Kremlin
-Near the Dormition Cathedral
-Near the Cathedral of the Archangel

History and Name
- It is written “Собор Василия Блаженного” in Russian
- It is now officially known as “Cathedral of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on the Moat”
- Ivan the Terrible ordered to built this building
- Built as a Church
- It was built between 1555 and 1561

- Has eight chapels surrounding a ninth one which is the largest and the main
-Decorated with different patterns and colors
- It looked like an eight sided star
- Constructed with bricks and stones
- In 1860, the Church was painted with more complex designs.
- The Church associated with Russian Orthodox.
- They worshiped their god

- Both building are used for worshiping gods

-Both building became museums or sightseeing monuments for tourists

-Each building has eight domes or chapels surrounding a ninth dome or chapel.
- http://www.istanbultoursonline.com/istanbul/blue_mosque.htm
- http://www.istanbultrails.com/2008/05/the-blue-mosque-one-of-the-most-famous-misunderstandings/
- http://www.bluemosque.co/
- http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/Istanbul/Sights/Sultanahmet/BlueMosque.html
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil's_Cathedral
- http://www.destination360.com/europe/russia/st-basils-cathedral
- http://www.moscow.info/red-square/st-basils-cathedral.aspx

Thanks for watching :)

By: Nour Ben Amor
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