One of the worthy works in Sivas’s Divriği province that can not be underestimated. Anatolian El-hamra, Divriği Ulu Mosque and Darussifa.
1. It was built at the time of Anatolian Selcuq Empire
Ulu Mosque was built by Ahmet Şah, the son of Süleyman Şah, and Darüşşifa, by his wife Melike Turan Melek in Anatolian Seljuk period. The construction took 15 years and was completed in 1243. The head architect was Ahlatli Hürrem Shah.
This section is adjacent to the window of the mosque. It was used in the treatment of mind and nervous patients by the sound of water and ney. And also served as madrasah. The graves of those who have built the mosque are here.
This minbar, which is the same age as the mosque, is made of ebony wood, the longest-lasting tree, and still maintains its originality. The architect used wood nails in the combination of the master piece only used iron nails where he wanted to increase the strength and concealed the heads of these nails.
4. Patterns and motifs with the effect of hypnosis
These motifs, which are housed in Anatolian Seljuks and Islamic imagery, seem symmetrical at first glance but when viewed carefully, they are asymmetrical.
5. Heaven Gate
There are 3 gates in the mosque section and 1 in the Darüşşifa. There are 4 gates in total. The gates of heaven, one of them, is the most magnificent. All motifs on the door depict heaven. The fire-burning motif below is symbol of abundance where as symbolizes hell on this gate.
6. Crown Gate
This door is used for the entrance of darruşifa. The mosque is located at this gate with a balance column and has lost its characteristic in the 1939 Erzincan earthquake, which had the property of turning earlier.
7. West Gate
Depending on the architectural characteristics of the door at the West Gate of the mosque, a human silhouette appears between the months of May and September, 45 minutes before the prayer time. This silhouette is a person who reads the Qur’an first, and when the time of prayer approaches, it takes the shape of the person who is standing on the ground by tethering the hands. It is sos ad that Japanese who came for the documentary filming recognised this magnificent shaddow game.
UNESCO has taken to the list of world heritage. This is in fact qualities that summarize. You will not regret going to see this work, which has many more features to tell.