National Geographic : 1912 Jan
i::! ~iil ii!!!!~i iiiii iI i~ ~ i!!~i iiQ-t (Th 0O .. ": : t« £ x43s Vdy ils.i. THE DOVE MOSQUE, OR THE MOSQUE OF SULTAN BAYAZED II It is called the Dove Mosque because of the thousands of doves that brood in every nook and cranny ofthemosque. Allthese doves, tradition states, are descended from a single pair which a poor widow contributed while the mosque was building. AstheSultan Bayazed, the builder of the mosque, notoriously stinted his architect, while the widow gave her all, the doctors ofMussulman theology declare that her humble name, and not the Sultan's, shines in heaven as that of the real founder.