Altun Bogha Mosque

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Altun Bogha Mosque
جامع ألتونبوغا
Altun Bogha Mosque is located in Aleppo
Altun Bogha Mosque
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Location within Aleppo
Basic information
Location Syria Altunbogha district, Aleppo, Syria
Geographic coordinates 36°11′48″N 37°10′00″E / 36.196545°N 37.166666°E / 36.196545; 37.166666Coordinates: 36°11′48″N 37°10′00″E / 36.196545°N 37.166666°E / 36.196545; 37.166666
Affiliation Islam
Region Levant
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed 1318
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Stone

Altun Bogha Mosque (Arabic: جامع ألتونبوغا‎) is one of the oldest mosques in Aleppo, Syria. It is located in the Ancient part of the city, east to the Citadel of Aleppo. It is also known as the mosque of Sahat al-Milh (Arabic: جامع ساحة الملح‎) or the Salt square mosque, as it was built near a large salt warehouse.

History[edit]

The mosque was built in 1318 by the Circassian ruler of Aleppo; emir Alaaddin Altun Bogha al-Nasiri, during the reign of the Mamluk sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad. It was built on the place of one of the earliest mosques in Aleppo, the mosque of al-Midan al-Aswad. The dome of the mosque is famous for its internal decoration characterized with the traditional Islamic muqarnas.[1]

In the modern era, the mosque was partially renovated in 1921.

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