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Tercan 2774.jpg

Tercan 2774.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 the türbe in its small court. The lower floor holds the sarcophagus, the top floor a prayer room with its own mihrab. Note the entrance it not in line with the entrance from the wall that surrounds it.

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1/125s f/8.0 at 12.0mm iso100 full exif

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