Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum is a Seljuk era Islamic complex that houses a mausoleum, tekke and mosque located in Konya, Turkey. It was built in 1274 AD under the supervision of Architect Badr al-Din Tabrizi and funded by Gürcü Hatun, the wife of the Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and by Emir Alameddin Kayser. The complex was expanded and several sections were added during the Ottoman period. Among the most important sections of the complex there is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (Mevlâna or Rumi), a Persian Sufi mystic who lived in the 13th century AD.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Konya Province

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization

Date of Submission: 2000

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