Alaeddin Mosque is one of the most important and biggest mosques of the Seljuk Empire. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Rukneddin Mesud but completed during Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I’s reign in 1221. Alaeddin Mosque is located on Alaeddin Hill. The mosque was designed in classical Islamic style and covered with wood. Over 40 pillars from the Roman and Byzantine eras have been used in the construction.
The special woodwork of minber which was made by Mengü Berti in 1155 (kundekari) is one of the masterpieces of the Seljuk art. The mosque houses the tombs of the Seljuk Sultans; Mesud I, Kılıcarslan II, Giyaseddin I, Suleiman, Izzeddin Kılıcarslan III, Alaeddin Keykubat I, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev, Rukneddin Kılıcarslan IV, Giyaseddin Keyhusrev III.
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