The northeastern (main) facade of the Alâattin Camii, 35 m long. The long row short pillars in its upper part are so-called ‘spolia’ (reused elements of ancient monuments); this pillar type was common in Early Byzantine religious architecture of the 5th-6th century AD.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994.
& ‘Karaman (Tarihi ve Kültürü)’ (Ilhan Temizsoy & M. Vehbi Uysal) – Konya 1981.