Batumi Mosque

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Batumi Mosque
ბათუმის მეჩეთი
Batumi Mosque.jpg
Basic information
Location Batumi, Adjara, Georgia
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1886

The Batumi Mosque (Georgian: ბათუმის მეჩეთი, batumis mecheti, Orta Dgzame[1]) is a mosque in Batumi, Adjara, Georgia, which is a home to a sizable Muslim community. It was commissioned by the family of Aslan Beg (the equivalent of duke) Khimshiashvili, a Muslim Georgian nobleman in 1886.[2] The walls of the mosque were painted by the Laz brothers. The mosque is popularly known as the "Jamia in the middle" (, ორთა ჯამე", orta jame) for it once stood in between two other mosques which have not survived.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  3. ^ Batumi: sights. Official website of Batumi. Retrieved on May 10, 2009