The Seljuk Han of Anatolia
This abandoned northern han was saved from destruction when it was restored by the Turkish General Directorate of Foundations in 2007.
Karpuz Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri (2008) v.2, p. 151.
The Çakirsaz Han is located in the village of the same name in the Altintaş district. It is about 45km from Küutahya. It is a link on the chain of hans located on the Küyahya-Afyon trade route (KütahyaàYeniceàÇakirsazàEğretàAfyon), all spaced approximately 20-25km apart.
late 13th century
Covered section with an open courtyard (COC) (courtyard no longer exists)
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 USE
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 Altintaş district.
Karpuz, Haşim. & Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri, 2008, v.2, p. 151.
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