National Geographic : 1939 Jan
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Bernard J.Kogers, Jr. TURKEY'S FIRST SIX SULTANS ARE BURIED IN BURSA AT THE FOOT OF THEBITHYNIAN OLYMPUS Under the white dome of the Green Turbeh (left), surrounded by lustrous Kiitahya tiles, lies "Mohammed theGentleman" (Plate VI). The most striking part of the Green Mosque (right) is its gate, on which is inscribed the first chapter of the Koran. Bursa once was acenter ofsilk weaving. Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Crusaders, and Latins all preceded the early Ottoman rulers, who made it a center forartists and poets, students, and dervishes.