The Seljuk Han of Anatolia
A late-period, simple han most probably built by the notorious vizier Pervane Muineddin Süleyman of Tokat
Karpuz, Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri (2008) v.1, p. 36
Cells in second storey of covered section
The Eğret Han is located on the Afyon-Kütahya road, in the village of Doğer, 12 miles north of the town of İhsaniye.
Estimated to be approximately 1260-78 by geographical and stylistic evidence.
Giyaseddin Keyhüsrev III
The inscription plaque over the hall door has been removed and is unfortunately now lost, so there are no precise historical details.
Assumed to be the Pervane Muineddin Süleyman
Covered, no courtyard (C)
The han faces east and lies perpendicular to the road. It is the last station on the Konya-Afyon trade route.
The han is made of smooth-faced cut stone. No bath or mosque was found. There are two rows of 4 T-shaped columns (8 in all). The han is covered with a pointed vault..
There are Byzantine reuse spolia columns with capitals on the portal, similar to
the Altinapa and Derbent hans.
The main entry portal with a round arch is plain.
Area of hall: 320m2
STATE OF CONSERVATION, CURRENT USAGE
The portal and one part of the central nave have been completely rebuilt. It is currently in use for municipal storage. The han was completely restored in 2006.
Acun, H. Anadolu Selçuklu Dönemi Kervansarayları. Ankara: Kültür Bakanlığı Publications, 2007, p. 493.
Bayrak, M. O. Türkiye Tarihi yerler kılavuzu, 1994, p. 27.
Erdmann, Kurt. Das Anatolische Karavansaray des 13. Jahrhunderts, 1961, pp. 152-154.
Karpuz, Haşim. & Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri, 2008., vol. 1, p. 36.
Rice, Tamara Talbot. The Seljuks in Asia Minor, 1961, p. 206.
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