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Provincially Ottoman
Provincially Ottoman: Defining Ottoman-Balkan Architecture at the Mehmet Ali House, Kavala, Greece contribution by Bridget Halstead This post is part of our new series Stambouline in the Classroom [1] Sign for "Mohamet Ali Street" in Greek and Latin letters...
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Church, Mosque, Museum
The Byzantine Institute and Preserving the Fethiye and Kariye Camii in Istanbul contribution by Jessica Cebra The numerous architectural reconstructions and renovations in Istanbul today often raise several questions in regards to historic preservation. And...
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Fabric of the Past, Questions for the Future
Restoring the Narmanlı Han contribution by Emily Neumeier [1] Plaque announcing the street address above the doorway of the Narmanlı Han, 2014. Unless otherwise noted, all photos by the author.  [2] The Narmanlı Han on İstiklal Avenue, 2014. Every day, thou...
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From Kutahya to Al-Quds
The Birth of the
Armenian Ceramics Trade in Jerusalem contribution by Sato Moughalian [1] The Dome of the Rock (detail), c. 1900-1920, showing part of the then lead-covered dome and the patchwork of repaired and missing tiles. Photo credit: American Colony ...
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Keeping out Napoleon
The Fortress-City of
Acre contribution by Annie Greene [1] Old Walls of Acre. Felix Bonfils, 1878. NYPL Digital Collections .  [2] Khan al-Umdan, constructed late 18th century by Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar.  Photo from www.akko.org.il . The walls of Acre (‘Akko/...
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Hagia Sophia at Ground Zero
contribution by Benjamin Anderson [1] Design for the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the Ground Zero Site, 2012, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers.  [2] Site
map, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, 28. August 2015. Photo:
author. Today w...
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The Tanzimat and Children on the Periphery
The Mekteb-i İdadi of Baghdad contribution by Lydia Harrington [1] Mekteb-i İdadi (Preparatory School), Baghdad, view from inner courtyard.  Photograph 1880-93. Abdülhamid II Collection, Library of Congress. [2] View of Mekteb-i İdadi from the Tigris. Photo...
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The Lost Mosque of Moscow
contribution by Kateryna Malaia [1] Moscow
Congregational Mosque (c. 1904) in the 1990s. Image courtesy of Pastvu.com   Like any mega city, Moscow has many hidden architectural treasures. Until recently, one of these monuments—the Congregational Mosque of M...
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Framing Ottoman Epigraphy
Tracking Down a Black Sea Fortress at the Topkapı Palace by Emily Neumeier , University of Pennsylvania [1] Sultan Abdülhamid's monument (1294 H/1877-78 CE) to Sohum in  the second courtyard of the Topkapı Palace, with the chambers of the  imperial council ...
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The Anıtkabirs That Weren't
Competing to Design Atatürk's Mausoleum guest contribution by James Ryan , University of Pennsylvania The winning submission for Anıtkabir from Turkish architects Emin Onat and Orhan Arda.   From  Arkitekt magazine (1943): “This project is a composition tha...
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