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Denis Baly


The Hasb e Dar-ul-Huffaz, built as the "House of Hafiz" (Hafiz is an Arabic term referring to a Muslim who memorizes the Qur'an by heart). It was built by Mehmet Bey, the son of Hacı Hasbey, during Karamanoğlu Mehmet II period. Its brickwork body is placed on a square plan and its three sides are covered by chipped stones. The west side, where the entrance gate is located, is ornamented with inlaid marbles. Classical triangle brackets extend from the body to dome. Two sides of the triangles are ornamented with green tiles. There is also a beautiful mihrab (niche) inside the building which is ornamented with tiles.


Konya, Turkey



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