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Harput 2006 09 1016.jpg

Harput 2006 09 1016.jpg

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(Free from a notice at the building): This is the Arap Baba mescit (small mosque) and türbe (tomb). According to inscriptions it was erected by Yusuf Bin Arapsah in 1279 during the time of the fourth son of the Seljuk emir Kilicarslan. The mescit is on the second floor of the building, the türbe is on the lower floor. In it a non-composed body, it is not known from whom. Four theories are described: 1. Yusuf bin-i Arab-i sah, 2. a holy person (because the body did not rot), 3. a shepherd from this region who was once respected because of his virtues, 4. a commander from Arabia who performed heroic deeds during the conquest of Harput.

A look inside the türbe.

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Dick Osseman05-Mar-2007 07:01

I agree that we are mere mortals and nothing holy to it, but this was the official text as it can be read at the entrance.
Guest 05-Mar-2007 02:48
dear dick,
thanks for nice photos ;but arap baba is not holy person...he is normal person like me like you like everybody...