Library of Mahmud I. Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2014 June 23.

Library of Mahmud I. Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). Istanbul, Turkey. 2014 June 23.

 
Mahmud I who reigned between 1730- 1754, gave strong interest in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). He ordered repairs, and also he added a library, a fountain, a kitchen to serve food for poor and a school for children to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). One of the most significant annexes to the structure is the library built by Sultan Mahmud I at 1739 between the two buttresses on the south of the structure. The library is located on the first floor of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) at the southern aisle. This section consists of the reading hall, the main place, Hazine-i Kütüb (place where the books are preserved) and the corridor and the stony ground combining these sections. It is separated from the main place by a bronze grid carries by 6 columns. The bronze grid is decorated with flowers and branch convolutions. There is scripture of “Ya Fettah” on the two-leafed door of the library and there are two door handles. The corridor combining the reading room and Hazine-i Kütüb (place where the books are preserved) is decorated with ceramics belonging to 18th century Iznik, Kutahya and Tekfur workshops with flower, rose, gillyflower and cypress patterns. The wooden book cabinets in the library section are made of rose wood. The library where Sultan Mahmud I and the leading persons of the day donated books have approximately 5000 books which have been transferred to Süleymaniye Library and is preserved here under the name of “Hagia Sophia Special Collection” . There are low, small, narrow and wooden tables decorated by mother-of-pearl inlay work technique which are used for reading and writing and a number of two Koran casings coated with mother-of-pearl and tusk.
 
 
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Mahmud I who reigned between 1730- 1754, gave strong interest in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). He ordered repairs, and also he added a library, a fountain, a kitchen to serve food for poor and a school for children to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii). One of the most significant annexes to the structure is the library built by Sultan Mahmud I at 1739 between the two buttresses on the south of the structure. The library is located on the first floor of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) at the southern aisle.

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