Author(s)Mausoleum built by Mevlana's successor, Husamettin Celebi with Architect Behrettin Tebrizli
funded by Gurcu Hatun, wife of Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and Emir Alameddin Kayser
interior and woodcarving decorations done by Selimoglu Abdulvahit
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AbstractThe city of Konya is situated in Central Anatolia. Konya is one of the most populated cities in Turkey, being also one of the most religious Islamic places in Turkey. The Mevlana Museum is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlana. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, known as the whirling dervishes. When Mevlana died in 1273 he was buried there. Mevlana's successor, Husamettin Celebi, build a mausoleum above the tomb of his master aided by the architect Behrettin Tebrizli. It was finished in 1274. Gurcu Hatun, wife of Seljuk Emir Suleyman Pervane, and Emir Alameddin Kayser funded the construction. Several sections were added until 1854. Selimoglu Abdulvahit decorated the interior and performed the woodcarvings of the catafalques. In 1926 the mausoleum and the dervish lodge (Dergah) transformed into a museum. In 1954 it was renamed the Mevlana museum. The sarcophagus of Mevlana is located under the green dome.
DateBuilt circa 1274 over a 1273 tomb; remodelled and enlarged several times until 1854; transformed into a Museum and renamed in 1954
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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