(QHA) -

The opening ceremony of "Mosques of Crimea” photo exhibition was held on the territory of the Bakhchisaray Historical and Cultural Preserve, at the building of “Zyncirly” madrassa.

The exhibition was dedicated to the 700th anniversary of “Uzbek” mosque, built in XIV century in the Crimean city of Stariy Krim. Unique photos, pictured in the beginning of XX century, show unique photos of Crimean mosques, which did not survive till nowadays.

The previously unknown photographs were kept in Bakhchisaraysky Preserve and Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

"This year marks the 700th anniversary of “Uzbek” mosque, built in 1314 in Solkhat – city of Stariy Krim. During the expedition carried out in the 20-ies of the 20th century, a significant body of archaeological material associated primarily with the madrassas and the cemetery, which were part of the “Uzbek” mosque complex was identified ", - reads the statement of preserve's press-service.

Organizers said that the main objective of the exhibition is to show mosques of Crimea, which were built in different historical periods and located in different regions.

"Our photo exhibition is unique, because a quantity and variety of Muslim religious sites of the Crimea will be presented for the first time. The exposure would help to learn the Islamic past of Crimea "- said in a statement.