Bursa Green Tomb

The Green Mausoleum, Bursa’s most well-known mausoleum, even famous for its tiles, is the most recognizable structure of the Green Complex, and the architect of the Mausoleum is Hacı İvaz Paşaş, the Guardian of Bursa.The Green Mausoleum was completed 40 days before the death of Çelebi Sultan Mehmed II. The Green Tomb was completed 40 days before the death of Çelebi Sultan Mehmed, the founder and the winner of the throne disputes, and in addition to himself, there are 9 tiled sarcophagi belonging to his daughters Şelçuk Hatun, Sitti Hatun, Hafsa Hatun and Ayşe Hatun and his sons Şehzade Mustafa, Şehzade Mahmut, Şehzade Yusuf and Daye Hatun, known as Sütanne.

The reason why the tomb room is below the floor is that the Green Tomb is higher than the Green Mosque and according to Islamic beliefs, the tombs should be below a certain level. The Green Tomb is the continuation of the Seljuk Kumbets in terms of architecture. Green Tomb is the only tomb in the Ottoman Architecture with all the walls covered with tiles.

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