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Beysehir sept 2008 4202.jpg
11-SEP-2008

Beysehir sept 2008 4202.jpg

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The Eşrefoğlu Camii (mosque) was built together with a türbe (mausoleum), a caravanserai, a bedesten (market hall) and a hamam (Turkish bath). The whole külliye (complex) took some five years to be built (1296-1301), ordered by the Eşrefoğlu prince Şerafettin Süleyman Halil Bey.

On the picture: The mosque and the türbe.

During the last years of Seljuks of Rum (after their defeat at Kösedağ against the Ilkhanid Mongols in 1243), various Seljuk governors enjoyed a partial independency. They established their own (semi) independent principalities (so-called ‘Anatolian Beyliks’). Eşrefoğulları (Eshrefids) was a small beylik in center west Anatolia. After 1288, Süleyman Bey, the second bey of Eshrefids rebuilt the city of Beyşehir as a capital of his beylik. Although his beylik was a relatively unimportant political power, the city flourished as one of the cultural centers of late-Seljuk world.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994 ,
‘Agon Cultuur reisgidsen’ – M.Mehling, 1989 & Wikipedia.

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gerda 10-Dec-2011 14:34
ha, da war ich schon mal aber leider war die Kirche zu.
(hätte aber wesentlich weniger gesehen als auf diesen fotos)