Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mosque at Bakhchysaray, Crimea

Picture is courtesy of "Ken and Nyetta" from Flickr who wrote to me:
A Star of David inside the prayer niche of a 16th century mosque at Bakhchysaray.
While I intellectually know that the image in the mosque was not intended to be a Jewish symbol (in the 16th century it was still a symbol of peace and harmony), simply seeing a Star of David prominently displayed in a mosque made a strong impact on me.
The name Bakhchysaray means "garden palace" in Turkish.

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