No matter how many times you visit this region, you experience the same enthusiasm and excitement you had in the first one, as every route and every valley are contesting for perplexing you.
It’s the very moment I had been looking forward to for months, and we eventually arrived in Trabzon, the coordinating point of out trip. Our team was of 12 members, yet just three of us had visited Black Sea Region, and particularly Kaçkar Mountains and Fırtına Valley. No matter how many times you visit this region, you experience the same enthusiasm and excitement you had in the first one, as every route and every valley are contesting for perplexing you.
Divrigi Great Mosque and Hospital Towers south of the Divrigi Castle and west foothill of the Igımbat Hill. Divrigi Great Mosque’s construction was initiated in the years 1228/1229 on the order of Ahmet Shah, grandson of Mengucek Bey Sahinsah who also built the Kale Castle and son of Suleyman Shah.
The head architect of the monument is Hurremsah of Ahlat. The wooden minbar of the mosque constructed through a perfect workmanship and dated 1240, belongs to an artist named Ahmed, son of Ibrahim of Tbilisi.
As for the date of the original deed of trust of the Great Mosque, it is 1243.
The mosque consists of 5 naves vertical to the mihrab wall of 16 columns and is covered 19 vaults and 6 domes.
Columns, which are octangular, carry large caps and the thickness of the walls is 140 cm. The mihrab is unique in Anatolia in terms of form and decorative features, and it appears that its ornaments are uncompleted.