The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II

The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II (HM1LF5)

Location: , İstanbul 34122 Fatih
Country: Turkey
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N 41° 0.49', E 28° 58.771'

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Sultan II. Selim Türbesi

It is the first burial construction in the graveyard of Ayassofya made by the Architect Sinan, in 1577. The external walls of the building are covered with marble panels and there is a three-arched small porch (riwaq) at the front. The building has an octagonal plan covered with two domes, supported by half-domes and eight columns facing the internal walls.
The building is a masterpiece together with its 16th century iznik tile inscription, tile panels and calligraphic works.
There is a quite modest marble mihrab, according to the early period's tomb architecture, on the southern side of the building.
Sultan Selim II (1566-1574), his wife Nurbanu Sultan, Skull Mehmed Pasha (Grand visa)'s wife Esmihan Sultan, the daughter and the sons of Sultan Murad III were buried here.

Mirmar Sinan tarafında 1577 yılında Ayasofya haziresinde yapılan ilk türbedir. Dışı mermer kaplı olup, ön kısımda üç kemerli küçük bir revakı vardır. Türbe içte sekiz sütuna dayanan çift kubbeli, köşeli yarım kubbelerle destekli, sekiz köşeli bir plana sahiptir. Mimari özellikleri dışında, yapı aynı zamanda, içeki kuşak ve dıştaki saçak altı yazıları, 16. yüzyıl İznik çini kitabesi ve panoları bakımından bir şaheserdir.

Türbenin güney kenarında daha çok erken dönem tübelerinde gördüǧümüz oldukça sade ve sathi mermer mihrap bulunur.
Sultan II. Selim (1566-1574), karısı Nubanu Sultan, Esmihan Sultan, (Sokullu Mehmed Paşa'nın karısı) başta olmak üzere kızları, şehzadeleri, Sultan III. Murad'ın şehzade ve kızları gömülüdür.
HM NumberHM1LF5
Placed ByKültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı
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Date Added Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)35T E 666464 N 4541550
Decimal Degrees41.00816667, 28.97951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.49', E 28° 58.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 29.4" N, 28° 58' 46.26" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ayasofya Meydanı, İstanbul 34122, TR
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