GRAVE STONES IN HALİL’ÜR- RAHMAN MOSQUE CEMETERY IN URFA

Gül GÜLER

In this study, 41 grave stones located in Halilü‘r-Rahman Camii (Halilü‘r-Rahman Mosque) Cemetery in Urfa were analysed. Like many other historical gravestones in Urfa, those located in Halilü‘r-Rahman Camii (Halilü‘r-Rahman Mosque) Cemetery date also back to the 19th and 20th centuries. The earliest dated gravestone in the cemetery belongs to H. 1296-A.D.1878. Types, material, ornament, type font, head and dates of all grave stones in Halilü‘rRahman Camii (Halilü‘r-Rahman Mosque) Cemetery were examined and they were also compared with the other historical gravestones in Urfa within this study. In conclusion, grave tones located in Halilü‘r-Rahman Camii (Halilü‘r-Rahman Mosque) Cemetery were analysed to examine their place and importance in historical gravestones located in Urfa.

Keywords: Urfa, Halilü‘r-Rahman Mosque, Cemetery, Graveyard, Grave, Gravestone