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Iznik pictures - Turkey

Bütün Türkiye resimleri için buraya basınız --- veya --- Diğer antik kentler
This gallery is in the Marmara and south of it topic
Click here for my page with very many Turkish cities ---OR--- Other antique cities
The old Nicea, once a capital of the East Roman Empire. The Enc. Britt. has this: "Independent principality of the fragmented Byzantine Empire, founded in 1204 by Theodore I Lascaris (1208–22); it served as a political and cultural centre from which a restored Byzantium arose in the mid-13th century under Michael VIII Palaeologus. Theodore fled to Anatolia with other Byzantine leaders after the Latin crusaders' conquest of Constantinople in 1204, establishing himself at Nicaea (now İznik, Tur.), 40 miles (64 km) to the southeast. Crowned emperor in 1208, Theodore gradually acquired control over much of western Anatolia. He and his successors sponsored a revival of Greek studies at their capital. The next Nicaean emperor was John Vatatzes, who sought to retake Constantinople before his rivals Theodore Angelus, despot of Epirus, or John Asen II of Bulgaria (1218–41). He defeated Theodore at Klokotnitsa (in Bulgaria) in 1230. Between 1240 and 1250 he negotiated with the Western emperor Frederick II (1220–50) for help in reconquering Constantinople, but nothing came of the pact. Theodore II Lascaris (1254–58) and John IV Lascaris (1258–61) maintained Nicaean strength against the invading Mongols during their brief reigns. In 1261 a Nicaean general, Michael Palaeologus, retook Constantinople and, as Michael VIII, founded the last dynasty of the Byzantine emperors. [end of quotation] It is the city where the Iznik ware, a certain kind of earthenware, was produced, which during the 15th and 16th century was at its most beautiful. See the Rüstem Pasha or Sokollu Mehmet mosque in Istanbul, or visit the Cinili Kösk at the Archeological Museum in Istanbul for some of the masterpieces. The city now is a bit sleepy, but well situated at a fine lake.

I returned in December 2007 and 2018. In particular during the last visit many restorations had been effected or were going on. The town had been revitalized.
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Iznik's wall and its gates
Iznik's wall and its gates
Hagia Sophia Iznik
Hagia Sophia Iznik
Iznik Museum
Iznik Museum
Green Mosque Iznik
Green Mosque Iznik
Seyh Kutbeddin Mosque
Seyh Kutbeddin Mosque
Eşrefoğlu mosque
Eşrefoğlu mosque
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Iznik dec 2007 1643.jpg
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Iznik at Theatre october 2018 8206.jpg
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Iznik Ismael Bey Hamam
Iznik Ismael Bey Hamam
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Iznik Murat Hamam october 2018 8293.jpg
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Iznik Mahmut Celebi Mosque 97 044.jpg
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Iznik dec 2007 1629.jpg
Iznik Lake october 2018 8049.jpg
Iznik Lake october 2018 8049.jpg
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Iznik Lake october 2018 8050.jpg
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