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Konya Karatay Ceramics Museum 2010 2363.jpg

Konya Karatay Ceramics Museum 2010 2363.jpg

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These pieces are from the Kubad Abad Palace excavations, wall tiles in under glaze technique. The palace is located on the southwest shore of Lake Beyşehir, and three kilometers to the north of Gölyaka. It was built by Sultan Alaeddin Kaykubad I (1226-1236). It’s a Seljuk complex of permanent residence rather than a palace. The building, which is one of the oldest examples of Turkish palace complexes, consists of Great Palace on the north, Small Palace on the south and a shipyard at water level and complexes of various sizes flanking them. Among them traces of inner courtyards walls, walking platforms and water installations as well as support and court facilities can be detected.

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