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Karaman sept 2008 4745.jpg
13-SEP-2008

Karaman sept 2008 4745.jpg

The Yunus Emre Camisi, 1349, the oldest building in town, from the Karamanoğlu period. The Wikipedia has some information about this dynasty: Beylik of Karaman or of Karamanoğlu (Karamanoğulları in Turkish plural), also called the Karamanid Dynasty or the Karamanids, was an Anatolian Turkish Beylik state centered in south-central Anatolia, around the present-day Karaman Province. From the 13th century until its fall in 1467, Karamanoğlu was one of the most powerful states in Anatolia.
Curiously I could speak with the imam in my own language, Dutch, as he had lived in Vlaardingen till he was 12.

On the picture: The prayer hall, with the mihrab (prayer niche) and the minber (pulpit). In the background, and adjacent to it, there is an equally large room, where ritual dances were performed, which are similar to those of the Bektaşi Order.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Karaman (Tarihi ve Kültürü)’ (Ilhan Temizsoy & M. Vehbi Uysal) – Konya 1981

Nikon D3
1/30s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso3200 full exif

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