The sarcophagi of Anatolian Seljuk sultans are restored
The sarcophagi of Anatolian Seljuk sultans are being restored
After the completion of the general restoration of Alaaddin Mosque, which is one of the legacies of the Anatolian Seljuk State in Konya, the altar and sultan sarcophagi started to be arranged.
Alaaddin Mosque, which was started to be built on Alaaddin Hill during the reign of Rükneddin Mesud, one of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultans, was opened to worship, taking its closest shape to its present during the time of Alaaddin Keykubad.
In the courtyard of the mosque, the rulers of the Anatolian Seljuk State, which made Anatolia a homeland with great sacrifices; Sultan 1. Rükneddin Mesud, 2. Kılıçarslan, 2. Rükneddin Süleyman, 1. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev, 1. Alaaddin Keykubad, 2. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev, 4. Rükneddin Kılıçarslan and 3. Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev are found.
The mihrab in Alaaddin Mosque, which is a palace mosque, and the tiles in the sarcophagus of the 8 Anatolian Seljuk sultans in the tomb in its garden are also being restored.
The altars and chests made with the mosaic tile technique frequently used by the Anatolian Seljuks are reworked like pieces of a puzzle.
"Tiles are restored with the technique of the 1200s"
Konya Regional Director of Foundations Nurullah Osmanlı told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the Alaaddin Mosque and the Sultans Cupola in its courtyard were restored by the General Directorate of Foundations in 2014-2019, and now the sultan sarcophagi in the cupola and the tiles of the altar were made.
Stating that they reused the tile technique used about 800 years ago in the restoration, Osmanlı said, "We will restore 8 sarcophagi belonging to the sultans of the Anatolian Seljuks. We have sarcophagi without tiles, we will also make their tiles. " said.
"Mosaic tiles were used for the first time in restoration"
Emphasizing that the second restoration was a complete tile restoration, the Ottoman Empire said: "The important thing is to make the tiles that were made 800 years ago as the ancestors did. Konya tiles, Seljuk tiles are tiles made with mosaic technique. This is the first time it started to be made. Tile paints on plaster in previous restorations. Instead, we will start to apply Seljuk tiles and mosaic tiles in Konya for the first time. We carry the method and mastery of our ancestors 800 years ago to today "
Stating that patterns in mosaic tiles are created not by drawing but by combining parts, Osmanlı said, "This is a very laborious method. It is a technique that tries to complete the main shape by gluing each piece individually to the substructure material. We will apply this technique 800 years ago in restoration. " used expressions.
Express that the mosque is open to worship and visits.