Blue Mosque

Yerevan, Armenia | C.1764

Photo Credit: Giancarlo Caramadre Amodio

The Blue Mosque is among the oldest structures in central Yerevan and the last one standing of the eight mosques that once graced the city. Constructed in the 1760s, it was secularized under Soviet rule. They used the mosque to host an Anti-Religious Museum and then the Museum of Antifascism. Later, it became a science museum, with a planetarium located in the main prayer hall. Following Armenia’s independence, it once more became a house of worship for Armenia’s small Muslim population (roughly less than a tenth of 1 percent of the nation).

📖 Featured on Page 210 of AWA, The Book

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