Rüstem Paşa Mosque

I found my way on the recommendation of one of my readers to the Rüstem Paşa Mosque through the packed streets of the markets and the caravanserai.   It was built in 1561 for Rüstem Paşa, the Grand Vizier under Suleyman the Magnificent and the husband of his daughter.  It was quiet up on a terrace above the hubbub of the shops:

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2 thoughts on “Rüstem Paşa Mosque

  1. Alison Wilding says:

    Charles, if you haven’t already been to the Archeological Museum ( or do I mean the Museum of Antiquities?) there are a couple of stunning sarcophogae(?) showing battle with Alexander the Great easily recognise able They were found at Sidon under sand and in perfect condition
    They are to die for….
    Best wishes
    Alison

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