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Tercan 2759.jpg
04-JUN-2006

Tercan 2759.jpg

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This is the Mama Hatun Kümbet, a grave monument for a Seljuk princess. She had supported Saladins conquests in these areas with her troops. It was built by Sesi Muffada ("the cross-eyed"), a prince from Ahlat at the Van-lake. It consists of the actual grave (türbe) and a circular wall around it. It was closed, but I took several shots through the grate at the entrance.

This is a detail of the outer wall near the entrance.

Nikon D2x
1/60s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

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