Ince Minare Museum, Konya

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İnce Minareli Medrese is a 13th-century medrese located in Konya, Turkey, now housing the Museum of Stone and Wood Art .
Built between 1258-1279 by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate vizier Sâhib Ata Fahreddin Ali who later founded the Anatolian beylik of Sâhib Ata. The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today, and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure.
The building has a highly ornamented stone façade which includes relief work of scripts, geometric patterning and vertical ribbon-like lines. The entrance is surrounded by a band of elegant Thuluth, depicting Sura 36 and Sura 110. The minaret was damaged by lightning in 1901, and was restored in 1956. The building now houses a museum of stone and wooden objects dating from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
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  • The Ince Minare Medrese (Seminary of the Slender Minaret), located on the west side of the Alaaddin hill, is a superb example of Seljuk Turkish architecture. It was built as a theological seminary...  more »
  • Ince Minare, which comes from Seldjuk times, when Konya was the capital of Turkey (known as the Sultanate of Rum, the Roman (Byzantine) Sultanate, or simply the Sultanate of Ikonion (Konya)) was the.....  more »
  • Once a Seljuk Madressa, it now houses an impressive collection of Stone and woodwork from the Seljuk period. It’s stunning and worth a visit to see the treasures inside. Included in the Museum Card  more »
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  • Intersting collect ion, wished more explications about the Art. And translation of the arabic entry is 7₺
  • Amazing Museum , next to Aladdin park . Some great artefacts on display . Well done 👏 to authorities for the upkeep and keeping this rich history alive . Definitely worth a visit if you are in Konya .
  • Beautiful small museum with amazing pieces of Muslim architecture. A must see
  • Mastership and grace re hidden in the details. You ve to look a while for solving some mysterious puzzle.
  • If you like fine arts and love architecture it is a must to see these fine stone carvings survived many hundreds of years until now. This building used to be an university where education and living was free for every student. Payed by the foundation where they were also work in administrative positions. Getting experienced in work as well while studying. It is interesting to know that the Selçuklu Empire had carvings of fantastic figures such as sirens, double headed eagles, phoenix and angels as well as hunting and animal figures. They took over a big part of the Eastern Roman Empire and developed.
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