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Sokollu Mehmet Pasha and His Mosque Complex in Istanbul

Sokollu Mehmet Pasha, also known as Mehmed Paša Sokolović, was born in Sokolovići, Bosnia. Recognized for his outstanding abilities, honesty and commitment to public service, he secured several important positions within the Ottoman administration, such as imperial chamberlain, chief treasurer, governor or beylerbey of Rumelia, navy admiral, and army commander.

The Ottoman Masterpiece in Sarajevo

Every metropolis has its landmark. Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London its Big Ben, the Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s famous historical monument and New York is known for the Statue of Liberty. Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has also something to be proud of – the Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque, a 16th century Ottoman masterpiece. No visit to Sarajevo would be complete without seeing this Mosque and its surroundings.

Winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced earlier this month in a ceremony in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport of the United Arab Emirates announced that the venue for the winners’ ceremony will be the Al Jahili fort in Al Ain.

Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture - Week 1

In the first week of the Summer Abroad Program, participants visited several places and monuments of exceptional archaeological and architectural importance focusing on the study of medieval Anatolian art and architecture.