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                                                                       MUSEUMS  IN KONYA.
4Mevlana's grave with his son.jpg (21109 bytes) The Mevlana Museum: In 1247, a mousoleum was built in a rose-garden presented to Sultan-Ulema (the chief scholar) Bahaddin Veled (Mevlana's father), by the Seljuk ruler, A conical hat(Külah), covered with tile was added in 1396. This place, Mevlana Celaleddin's mousoleum, was firstopened to the public as a museum in 1927. Proferties and works belonging to Mevlana and the Mevlevi Order, such as Mevlevi musical instrument, specimens of calligraphy, fabrics and carpets, are on display in the museum.

MUSEUM OF TILES-THE KARATAY MUSEUM: The Medrese of Karatay, now the museum of tile works, was built by Emir Celaleddin Karatay during the reign of the Seljuk ruler Izzedin Keykavus.

INCE MINAR MUSEUM: Designed by the architect, Abdullah bin Kelkuk, and built during the reign of the Seljuk ruler Izzeddin Keykuvas II by the Vezir Sahip Ata Fahrettin as a medrese (Mederese is Arabic word means Universty), It housese wooden and stone work of the Seljuk period.

THE ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM: Opened to the public in 1962, it displays articles from the Neotilthic, pre-Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods. Also exhibited are findings from Catalhoyuk, Canhasan, Erbaba Sızma, Karahuyuk, and the Alaaddin Hill.

THE SIRÇALI MEDERE MUSEUM: In the type of medrese with an open courtyard, it was built by Bedrettin Muhlis in 1242, as a school for the Fıkıh ( Islamic jurisprudence) There are tombstones of artistic value from Seljuk, Beylik, and Ottoman periods.

THE SELJUK PALACE: Also called the Alaaddin Palace, it was built during the reign of Sultan Kılıç Arslan II (156-1192), and restored and widened during the reign of Sultan Alaaddin I. The two storey building is ornamented with tile pattern.

THE MAUSOLEUM OF SHEMS OF TABRIZ: Located in the Shems quarter and surrounded by a park, the construction date of the mausoleum and the mesjid is unknown. Under the dome lies the sarcophaus of Shems of Tabriz.

SELIMIYE MOSQUE: Located near the mausoleum of Mevlana, it is a beautiful example of classical Ottoman architecture. The construction began during the princehood of Sultan Selim II when he was governor of Konya in 1558, and it was finished in 1587.

ALAADDIN MOSQUE. Built on the Alaaddin Hill, it is the oldest historical building in Konya of the Seljuk period. Construction was begun in the time of Seljuk Sultan Rukneddin Mesut I (1116-1156), and was completed in 1221, during the time of Alaadding Keykubat.

AZIZIYE MOSQUE: Mustafa Pasa the Bride-groom, who was the bookkeeper of Sultan Mehmet IV. had the mosque built between 1671-1676. The mosque burnt down in a fire and bas rebuilt with the help of Sultan Abdulaziz, and the income of a pious foundation for the mosque in 1891.

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