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THE OLD TRAIN STATION

Architectural information about the oldest railway station, which is known as the old railway station of Edirne and which is still in existence before the construction of the existing building, can be found on the postcards of the old times. The first garage building was built in 1872 (Ahunbay, 1989: 567), where there is another… Read More THE OLD TRAIN STATION

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Mеthods of drug production in the Museum of Medicine-Edirne

In the drug production, the Ottomans used methods that Islamic medicine had acquired from ancient civilizations. Minerals were pulverized and cleaned by soaking in water. Juices of medical herbs and some fruits were pressed and oils extracted. Some substances were boiled down to a certain level, others were collected from the froth. Other frequently used… Read More Mеthods of drug production in the Museum of Medicine-Edirne

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GAZİ MİHAL CAMİ

GAZI MIHAL MOSQUE Gazi Mihal Mosque (tr. Gazi Mihal Cami) is just one of countlesshistoric buildings of the former capital of the Ottoman Empire, Edirne. The mosque was built on the order of Gazi Mihal in 1422, as is stated on an inscription. Originally, the mosque was part of a larger complex of buildings, which… Read More GAZİ MİHAL CAMİ

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Grand Synagogue of Edirne,

Grand Synagogue of Edirne,  is a historic Sephardi synagogue located in Maarif Street of Edirne, Turkey. It was designed in the Moorish Revival style and restored in 2015. HISTORY The 1905 Great Fire of Edirne destroyed more than 1,500 houses and also damaged several synagogues in the city. The twenty-thousand strong Jewish community urgently needed… Read More Grand Synagogue of Edirne,

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BRIDGES

  One of the major structure types of Edirne is the bridges. No other capital or city had attained the beauty of the bridges constructed inside and outside Edirne, which were constructed in the period of Sinan. The oldest bridge constructed in the city was from the period of Byzantine Emperor Michael Palaiologos (1261-1282). As… Read More BRIDGES

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MOSQUES AND CHURCHES

  The creation of Architect Sinan’s mastery period, Selimiye Mosque is the most important work of Edirne and is one of the most beautiful samples of Ottoman Architecture. The other major mosques and churches of the city could be counted as Üç Şerefeli Cami (Three Minaret Balcony Mosque), Muradiye Mosque, 2nd Bayezid Mosque and Külliye,… Read More MOSQUES AND CHURCHES