Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The "Blue Mosque", (Armenian: Կապույտ Մզկիթ, Kapuyt Mzkit or Գյոյ Մզկիթ, Gyoy Mzkit; Persian: مسجد کبود, Masjed-e Kabud, Turkish: Gyok Jamii.), is a mosque in Yerevan, Armenia. It was built in 1766, when the city was part of the Khanate of Erevan, during the reign of Hussein Ali,(and is thus sometimes referred to as "the mosque of Hussein Ali"). When Yerevan was captured by Russia in 1827 it was the largest of eight functioning mosques.

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