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05.02.2006
Sounne Mosque, Xanthi

Georgios Tsigaras
Source: C.E.T.I.
© Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
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Location: The mosque is located in the corner of Skiathou Str and 9 Merarchias Str, in the old quarter of Sounne Mahalesi and forms part of a larger building complex.
The Monument: The mosque is a quadrilateral building with an elevated gallery. The simple mihrab is adorned with oriental barroque-style motifs. The mimbar’s ornamentation is also simple. There is an interesting inscription on the façade outside the building that reads Οraya esenlikle güven içinde girin (=Enter in peace and you will be safe).
The minaret is constructed with white marble and its base is constructed with grey marble.
ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΊΑ: E. H. AYVERDI, Avrupa’da Osmanli mimarî eserleri, 6, İstanbul 1982. Dede, Rumelin’de Bırakılandar (Bati Trakya Türkleri), İstanbul 1975• N. ÇAM, Yunanistan’daki Türk eserleri, Turkish Monuments in Grecce, Ankara 2000• M. ΣΤΕΦΑΝΙΔΗΣ, Τα Τεμένη της Θράκης. Εισαγωγή στην αισθητική του Ισλάμ, Αθήνα χχ.• E. Σερηφ – Γ. Σερηφ Δαμαντογλου, Σούννε Τζαμί Ξάνθης, στο: Θρησκευτικά Μνημεία στο Νομό Ξάνθης, επιμέλεια: Γεώργιος Χρ. Τσιγάρας, Ξάνθη 2005.