Behram Pasha Mosque

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Behram Pasha Mosque
Behram Paşa Camii
Mizgefta Behram Paşa
Diyarbakır Behram Paşa Camisi.jpg
Basic information
Location Ziyagökalp, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Affiliation Islam
Country Turkey
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Groundbreaking 1564
Completed 1572; 446 years ago (1572)

Behram Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Behram Paşa Camii, Kurdish: Mizgefta Behram Paşa‎) is a mosque in Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Construction began in 1564 under the patronage of the local Ottoman governor Behram Pasha (Behram Paşa) and it was completed in 1572. It is built in the classical Ottoman style with a number of domes mounted on high arches.[1] As with many other historical buildings of the city, it is made of the locally found black basalt with alternating bands of white limestone.[2]

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