Detail from the entrance to the Pavilion of the Blessed Mantle (Hirka-i Serif Dairesi), formerly the Sultan's Apartments (Has Odasi), with the Islamic declaration of faith (kelime-i tevhid) inscribed above the door. The inscriptions on either side of the door, resembling imperial monograms in style, read "the king of the world, the illustrious ruler" (right) and "Sultan Ahmet who follows the holy law" (left)

Istanbul, Turkey



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