Mecidiye Mosque, Chios City, Chios Island
Mosque Chios

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In the town of Chios still stand two monuments from the Turkish period. One is this Mecidiye Mosque in this photo, and it was used as Byzantine Museum untill several years ago. In the photo above is the façade of the mosque. Now the mosque-museum is closed and there was no sign of immediate reopening. Chios was treated with particular cruelty by the Turks during the war of independence, and there are people who thinks it is better to destroy the building completely.


These are the cannons in the front yard of the mosque.


In the photo above is the mosque seen from the behind. You can see the dome that I could not photograph from the front. I tookd this picture from a windowe of our hotel.


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