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The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II

Sultan II. Selim Türbesi

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2015
1. The Türbe (Tomb) of Sulta Selim II Marker
Inscription. English:
It is the first burial construction in the graveyard of Ayassofya made by the Architect Sinan, in 1577. The external walls of the building are covered with marble panels and there is a three-arched small porch (riwaq) at the front. The building has an octagonal plan covered with two domes, supported by half-domes and eight columns facing the internal walls.

The building is a masterpiece together with its 16th century iznik tile inscription, tile panels and calligraphic works.

There is a quite modest marble mihrab, according to the early period's tomb architecture, on the southern side of the building.

Sultan Selim II (1566-1574), his wife Nurbanu Sultan, Skull Mehmed Pasha (Grand visa)'s wife Esmihan Sultan, the daughter and the sons of Sultan Murad III were buried here.

Turkish:
Mirmar Sinan tarafında 1577 yılında Ayasofya haziresinde yapılan ilk türbedir. Dışı mermer kaplı olup, ön kısımda üç kemerli küçük bir revakı vardır. Türbe içte sekiz sütuna dayanan çift kubbeli, köşeli yarım kubbelerle destekli, sekiz köşeli bir plana sahiptir. Mimari özellikleri dışında, yapı aynı zamanda, içeki kuşak ve dıştaki saçak altı yazıları, 16.
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2. The Türbe (Tomb) of Sulta Selim II
yüzyıl İznik çini kitabesi ve panoları bakımından bir şaheserdir.

Türbenin güney kenarında daha çok erken dönem tübelerinde gördüǧümüz oldukça sade ve sathi mermer mihrap bulunur.

Sultan II. Selim (1566-1574), karısı Nubanu Sultan, Esmihan Sultan, (Sokullu Mehmed Paşa'nın karısı) başta olmak üzere kızları, şehzadeleri, Sultan III. Murad'ın şehzade ve kızları gömülüdür.
 
Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı.
 
Location. 41° 0.49′ N, 28° 58.771′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker is on Kabasakal Caddesi just from Ayasofya Meudani, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34122, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Mehmed III (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagia Sophia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Remnants of the Theodosian Hagia Sophia (5th Century) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Haseki Hurrem Bathhouse (about 90 meters away);
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2015
3. The Türbe (Tomb) of Sulta Selim II
Million (about 120 meters away); The Milion Stone (about 120 meters away); The Basilica Cistern (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Basilica Cistern (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
 
More about this marker. The entrance to the tombs is on east side of the Ayasofya.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2015
4. Asasofya
The entrance to the tombs is behind the cart on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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