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A professor in the Department of History at Boğazliçi University, Dr Oya Pancaroğlu is specialist in the history of medieval Islamic arts and architecture. Her research has focused on the figural arts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in the Persianate world.
Oya Pancaroğlu tells the story of the lost dynasty that built Divriği. Opposite, she puts names to the craftsmen who created this medieval wonder.
In the remote hills of the Upper Euphrates stands a masterpiece of Islamic art whose entrances are a riot of medieval sculpture. The Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği – the only single building in Turkey to which Unesco has given World Heritage status – was built in the 13th century and is now in precarious condition. Cemal Emden captures its glory in photographs, Patricia Daunt marvels at its extravagant beauty, and Daniel Shaffer tells the story of the mosque’s unique carpets
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