Mehmed Pasha Kukavica Mosque

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Mehmed Pasha Kukavica Mosque
Foča – Kukavica Mosque 2.jpg
Mehmed Pasha Kukavica Mosque, dynamited in 1992, with all other Foča mosques also destroyed.
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationFoča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographic coordinates43°30′18.2″N 18°46′29.9″E / 43.505056°N 18.774972°E / 43.505056; 18.774972Coordinates: 43°30′18.2″N 18°46′29.9″E / 43.505056°N 18.774972°E / 43.505056; 18.774972
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman
Completed1752

Mehmed Pasha Kukavica Mosque (Bosnian: džamija Mehmed-paše Kukavice) was one of five mosques in Foča town, in Bosnia and Herzegovina which typologically belonged to a single-space domed mosque with an open exterior portico. It was located in Gornja (Upper) čaršija (Foča's old town), and completely destroyed during the Bosnian War. Built in 1751, it was a part of an architectural ensemble consisting of the mosque, medresa (completed in 1758), clock tower and hammam (Turkish bath), all endowments of Foča-born Mehmed-paša Kukavica, one of the most prominent Ottoman governors of Bosnia.[1]

The mosque and the rest of the architectural ensemble, as well as most of the old town of Foča (Ottoman architecture of Prijeka čaršija) was demolished in 1992 on the orders of the authorities of Republika Srpska, immediately after the attack and ethnic cleansing of its Muslim inhabitants.[2][3]

The architectural ensemble of the mosque, medresa, clock tower and hammam (Turkish bath) of Mehmed-paša Kukavica in Foča are designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments.[4]

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  1. ^ "The architectural ensemble of the mosque and medresa of Mehmed-paša Kukavica in Foča - National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina". kons.gov.ba. Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ Dr Walasek, Helen (April 28, 2015). "Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage". books.google. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  3. ^ Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage, C. A. Brebbia,L. Binda, page 437
  4. ^ "The architectural ensemble of the mosque and medresa of Mehmed-paša Kukavica in Foča - National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina". kons.gov.ba. Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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