Amphora dating

At this point, grave robbers had left behind so little that any conclusions beyond the discovery of a large pottery amphora with bones and shells inside, would be speculation.Also, whether or not they interred the remains in the dead of night, between races, or the track was already defunct, we do not know.

They served as prizes in the Panathenaic Games, containing oil for victors.

The lamps inside the mosque were once covered with gold and gems although these have been pillaged or removed for museums.

At its lower levels and at every pier, the interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles.

The most important element in the mosque is the mihrab, which is made of sculptured marble.

On the right of the mihrab is the minber, or pulpit, where the Imam stands when delivering his sermon.


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