See also...


Keywords

Athens
Greece
Hellas


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

914 visits

Fethiye Djami - Mosque, ATHENS

Fethiye Djami - Mosque, ATHENS
Fethiye Djami / Mosque, Roman Agora, Athens

R G, William Gibson, Anjo, Pierrick have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Pierrick
Pierrick
Beautiful !!!!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Pierrick
THX Pierrick!
10 years ago.
Olga Belyaeva
Olga Belyaeva
Quelle antiquité splendide!!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Olga Belyaeva
Saluton, kara Olga Beljaeva! ....et merci! :-))
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
THX, R G !!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
The Fethiye Mosque (Turkish: Fethiye Camii, "Mosque of the Conquest") is a 15th-century Ottoman mosque in central Athens, Greece.
It was built in 1456/1458, soon after the Ottoman conquest of the Duchy of Athens. It is located on the northern side of the ancient Roman forum, near the Tower of the Winds, and was built on the ruins of a middle Byzantine basilica. During Ottoman times, it was commonly known as the "Wheatmarket Mosque". From 1834, after Greek independence, and until the early 20th century, it was used as a military bakery. Since then it was used mostly as a storage place for various finds from the excavations in the Agora and the Acropolis of Athens.
The mosque has never undergone a restoration and has serious static problems. In autumn 2010, the Greek Ministry of Culture ordered the emptying of the building from the various antiquities stored there, and the beginning of the process to restore it and open it to the public.
5 years ago.