Friday, 14 June 2024
Konya's Iconic Kubbe-i Hadra Reopens After Restoration

Konya's Iconic Kubbe-i Hadra Reopens After Restoration

The Kubbe-i Hadra, known as the "Green Dome", of the Mevlana Museum, which has become a symbol of Konya, has reopened to visitors after the most comprehensive restoration in its history.

 

 

The Kubbe-i Hadra, which was built after the death of Mevlana, consists of a 16-pointed dome and turquoise tiles. However, this symbol, which has undergone many restorations over the years, underwent its largest restoration in history in 2020.

 

 

With the start of the restoration, the worn and falling tiles were removed and the brick dome dating back to the Anatolian Seljuk period was reached.

 

 

The Science Board decided to reproduce the blue-turquoise tiles based on tile samples from the years 1816 and 1835. These tiles were produced by hand in Konya using the Iznik underglaze technique, which was the first time since 1396.

 

 

The Science Board decided to reproduce the blue-turquoise tiles based on tile samples from the years 1816 and 1835. These tiles were produced by hand in Konya using the Iznik underglaze technique, which is the first time since 1396.

 

 

Local and foreign tourists who came to the city for the 748th Anniversary of the Death of Hazrat Mevlana International Commemoration Ceremonies were able to see the Kubbe-i Hadra for a short time. However, restoration work was restarted due to the falling of tiles and deformations.

 

 

Ali Turhan, a local tradesman from Konya, stated that the Kubbe-i Hadra adds value to the Mevlana Museum and that he was saddened when tourists could not see this symbol. He expressed his satisfaction with the reopening of the green dome, which is the symbol of the Mevlana Museum.