Blue Mosque or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built during the rule of Ahmed I.
Byzantine design AD) at the Kariye Museum (Turkey). Adorned with mosaics and frescoes that were created in the century and illustrate the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Rivalled only by mosaics adorning churches in Ravenna, Italy.