Mosques converted from churches , cathedrals or synagogues
|Acropolis||Parthenon was used as a Christian church from the 6th century, and turned into a mosque between 1456 and 1687.|
|Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin||There is a Crusader church in Bet Guvrin used by the Knights Hospitalers. It was later converted into a mosque|
|Cordoba||Was a Visigoth church before being converted to a mosque in 784. Became a Church again in 1236.|
|Damascus||In 705 the "Church of St John" was rebuilt as a mosque (immediately after the Muslim conquest in 636 it was shared between Christians and Muslims). Now known as "Umayyad Mosque".|
|Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town||Tomb of the Patriarchs|
|Istanbul||"Hagia Sophia" became "Ayasofya Mosque" from 1453 -1935 (Now a museum); "Saint John the Forerunner by-the-Dome" (12th C) became the "Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque" in late 16th century|
|Kasbah of Algiers||"Ketchaoua Mosque" was re-created in 1962 from "Cathedral of St Philippe" which itself had been created from the Ketchaoua mosque in 1845.|
|Medieval Monuments in Kosovo||Our Lady of Ljeviš was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and then back into an Orthodox Church in the early 20th century.|
|Ohrid Region||During the time of Ottoman rule St. Clement's Monastery church at Plaosnik was transformed into the Imater Mosque. The mosque did not survive the end of the Ottoman Empire.|
|Old City of Acre||Synagogue|
|Pergamon||There's now a mosque in one of the buildings of the Byzantine Red Basilica (wikitravel)|
|Syracuse||The Cathedral of Syracuse "was converted into a mosque in 878, then converted back when Norman Roger I of Sicily retook the city in 1085." (wiki)|
|Thessalonika||Galerius' Masoleum which was turned into a church (St Gregorios and not Demitrius) and then into a mosque.|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Mosques converted from churches , cathedrals or synagogues?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source