Yalbugha Mosque

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Yalbugha Mosque
جامع يلبغا
Statusdemolished in 1974
LocationDamascus, Syria
Geographic coordinates33°30′48″N 36°17′54″E / 33.5134°N 36.2982°E / 33.5134; 36.2982Coordinates: 33°30′48″N 36°17′54″E / 33.5134°N 36.2982°E / 33.5134; 36.2982
Architectural styleMamluk
Materialslimestone, basalt

The Yalbugha Mosque (Arabic: جامع يلبغا‎, jāmi‘ yalbughā) was a 13th-century mosque on the Barada river in Damascus, Syria. It was built by the Mamluks in 1264[1] or by Yalbughā al-Yahyāwī in 1346–47.[2]:286 During the reign of Ibrahim Pasha (1832–1840) it was converted to use as a biscuit factory.[3]:145 It was demolished in 1974 to make way for a redevelopment. A modern mosque and an unfinished office development now stand on the site.[4]:111


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  2. ^ Mehmed Baha Tanman (2012) Mamluk Influences on the Architecture of the Anatolian Emirates. In: Doris Behrens-Abouseif (2012). The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria: Evolution and Impact. Goettingen: V & R unipress for Bonn University Press. ISBN 9783899719154. p. 283–300.
  3. ^ Gérard Degeorge (1994). Damas: des Ottomans à nos jours (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan. ISBN 9782738423085.
  4. ^ Dido Schumacher, Santiago Espitia Berndt (2009). Palimpsest (draft version). ETH Studio Basel Contemporary City Institute/The Middle East Studio. Accessed March 2015.