The Seljuk Han of Anatolia

HANOBASI KUBATLI HAN

 


Karpuz, Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri (2008) v.1, p. 402

DISTRICT

46 KAHRAMANMARAŞ

 

DESCRIPTION

The Hanobası Han is located 33km from the village of Hanobaşi in the Pazarcik district. It is situated on the Elbistan-Aleppo trade route

 

NAMES

It is also known as the Pazarcik-Hanobaşı-Kubatli Han.

 

DATE
1225-1250

The han is believed to have been built at the same time as the other Seljuk hans in this area: Sevdilli, Kuru, Coğul, Kurttepe, Nurhak,  Kamereddin, Kurttepe, Coğul, Kuru and Eshab-i Keyf Hans.

 

BUILDING TYPE

Covered (C) section only.

 

DESCRIPTION

The covered section was comprised of a single nave covered by a barrel vault. The entrance was located on the south side. It is believed that the covered section was lit by slit windows. This was a very large han and was built for the most part of pitch-faced stone filled with stones.

 

STATE OF CONSERVATION, CURRENT USAGE

The han was functioning into the 1960's but deteriorated after the 1970s. The walls and arches are remaining, and they have sunk below the ground level.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

Karpuz, H. & Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri, 2008, v.1, p. 402.

Özkarcı, Mehmet. “Kahramanmaraş’ta Selçuklu Mimarisine Bakiş,” Uluslararasi Selçuklu Döneminde Maraş Sempozunu, 17-19 November, 2016, pp. 14-53.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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