The Seljuk Han of Anatolia

CAKIRSAZ HAN


 

Karpuz Anadolu Seluklu Eserleri (2008) v.2, p. 151.

DISTRICT
43 KUTAHYA
 

LOCATION

The akirsaz Han is located in the village of the same name in the Altintaş district. It is about 45km from Kutahya. It is a link on the chain of hans located on the Kyahya-Afyon trade route (KtahyaYeniceakirsazEğretAfyon), all spaced approximately 20-25km apart.

 

NAMES

Anitkaya Han

 

DATE
late 13th century

 

BUILDING TYPE

Covered section with an open courtyard (COC) (courtyard no longer exists)

 

DESCRIPTION

This is a small and simple han, with no decoration or inscription plaque. The han has 3 naves. The courtyard no longer exists.

 

STATE OF CONSERVATION, CURRENT USAGE
The han was in an abandoned state and was saved from destruction when it was restored by the Turkish General Directorate of Foundations in 2007. There are other Seljuk buildings in the neighboring villages of the Altinta
ş district.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

Karpuz, Haşim. & Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Anadolu Seluklu Eserleri, 2008, v.2, p. 151.

 

 

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