The Seljuk Han of Anatolia

Covered Section Only Plan Type (C)

 


Hans with a covered section only: the covered plan (C)
This type consists of a closed, covered section (the hall) with no courtyard in front of it. This type of han was used primarily in winter. The vaulting system is supported by piers. Many contained a lantern dome in the center of the vaulting to admit light. They can have single or multiple aisles, in one or two directions.

 

Ezinepazar Han, 1238-47

 

Sarafsa Han, 1237-46 Oresun Han, 1270 Eğret Han, 1278

 

 

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