Lead Mosque, Berat

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Lead Mosque
Native name
Albanian: Xhamia e Plumbit
LEAD MOSQUE IN DOWNTOWN BERAT, ALBANIA.jpg
LocationBerat
Coordinates40°42′16″N 19°57′19″E / 40.7045°N 19.9554°E / 40.7045; 19.9554Coordinates: 40°42′16″N 19°57′19″E / 40.7045°N 19.9554°E / 40.7045; 19.9554

The Lead Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Plumbit, Turkish: Kurşun Camii), also known as the Izgurli Mosque, is a 16th-century historical mosque located in Berat, south-central Albania.[1]

Its name comes from the lead coating of its sphere-shaped domes.[1] It was built in the years of 1553 and 1554 by the local feudal Ahmet Bej Uzgurliu and is currently a Cultural Monument of Albania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Garwood, Duncan (2009). Mediterranean Europe. Lonely Planet. p. 60. ISBN 1-74104-856-7. Retrieved 23 July 2010.