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Denis Baly

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The stone portal of the Sırçalı Medrese, another famous marasah (Islamic school) in Konya, Turkey. It was built in 1242 by Emir Bedrettin Muslih for the study of Fiqh (Islamic doctrines), and also houses his tomb. Sırçalı Medrese means "Glazed Seminary," which is a reference to the glazed mosaic tiles of light and dark blue that adorn various parts of the building, and are so characteristic of Selcuk architecture. The portal is adorned with different geometric patterns across its surface, and below the central arch lies an inscription in Arabic calligraphy. Today, the Sırçalı Medrese stands as Konya's Museum of Gravestones. -MA

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Konya, Turkey

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