1 Like

Jezzar Pasha Mosque, Akko (Acre), Israel
Israel

According to the text in Arabic engraved over the doorway, the mosque was consecrated in the year 1196 of the Hegira, which corresponds to the year 1781/82 CE, i.e. in the early years of the rule of Al Jazzar Pasha in Acre.

The Mosque of Ahmed Jazzar was built on ruins of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Mosque is named after the ruler Al Jazzar, which means butcher, because of his extreme cruelty. Today the mosque is known as Jama El Basha (Mosque of the Pasha). The columns creating the porch around the courtyard were looted from Caesarea; the rooms were intended for students and pilgrims. Below are large faults, the basement of the Crusader church of St John.

The mosque is the most beautiful in the Galilee, decorated with blue and brown murals inside, it has wall-to-wall Persian carpeting. A box in the fenced-off area upstairs contains hairs of beard of Prophet Mohammed, shown to public only on 27th day of the month Ramadan.

At the entrance is a twin domed building, holding the tombs of Al Jazzar (†1804) and his adopted son and successor Suleiman Pasha (†1819).

Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12032x6016
Uploaded: 26/10/2011
Updated: 29/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: jezzar; pasha mosque; akko; acre; israel; religious; architecture; low light; long exposure; hdr; mosque
comments powered by Disqus

Zoran Strajin
Jezzar Pasha Mosque, Acco (Acre), Israel
Armin Leuprecht
Street in Acre
Zoran Strajin
Turkish Bath Garden, Old City of Akko (Acre), Israel
Zoran Strajin
Al Jazzer Mosque Garden, Akko (Acre)
Zoran Strajin
Jezzar Pasha Mosque backyad, Akko (Acre), Israel
Zoran Strajin
Refractorium - Knights' Hall - - Akko (Acre), Israel
Zoran Strajin
Restauration of Knights Hall - Acre (Akko), Israel
Zoran Strajin
Knights Hall - Acre (Akko), Israel
Zoran Strajin
CLAUSTROPHOBIA !!! Underground passage below Citadel, Akko (Acre), Israel
Zoran Strajin
Templar's Tunnels under the Citadel, Akra (Acco), Israel
Zoran Strajin
With Mr Shalom Rom in Akko, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Akko - Closed Bazzar - sns-hdr-dark
Vladimir Chumachenko
Balaklava, Black sea from the Genoese fortress
Uwe Bücher
Battistero di San Giovanni, Siena
Vladimir Chumachenko
Balaklava. View on top secret factory to repair submarines
Vladimir Chumachenko
Balaklava - view from the Genoese fortress 2
Klaus Friese
Hamburg Schauspielhaus
Sotero Ferreira
Cabo Mondego - Figueira da Foz
Robert L. Tilden
Albert Mountain Fire Tower
Uwe Bücher
Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa
Andrea Biffi
Bremen-Roland
Jann Lipka
historic-tram-Djurgaarden-Stockholm- Sweden
Uwe Bücher
View from Torre del Moro, Orvieto
Gabor Rev
Pillowfight
Zoran Strajin
HH - Bedroom 01
Zoran Strajin
Church of The Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem - early in the morning, next to the side entrance to the Golgotha place
Zoran Strajin
Caesarea Maritima, early in the morning, Israel
Zoran Strajin
St. Peter's Kirche, Vienna - exterior
Zoran Strajin
The Bosnian Mosque, Caesarea, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Pestseule Monument (Baroque Plaque Column) on Graben Strasse, Vienna
Zoran Strajin
Powder Magazine
Zoran Strajin
Name of St.Mary Church - by the pulpit - Novi Sad
Zoran Strajin
Podgradje, Peterwardein (Petrovaradin), Serbia
Zoran Strajin
Casa Caesarea - Kitchen
Zoran Strajin
Near "5 Heads" monument, Sremska Kamenica
Zoran Strajin
In the Rest 3 - Pardes Hannah, Israel
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.