The Seljuk Han of Anatolia
HANOBASI KUBATLI HAN
Karpuz, Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri (2008) v.1, p. 402
photo by Ibrahim Divarci, used by permission
The Hanobası Han is located 33km from the village of Hanobaşi in the Pazarcik district. It is situated on the Elbistan-Aleppo trade route
It is also known as the Pazarcik-Hanobaşı-Kubatli Han.
Although it does not have an inscription, this 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.
Covered (C) section only.
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 USE
The han was functioning into the 1960's but deteriorated after the 1970s when its stones were pillaged by the villagers to use in the construction of their homes. The walls and arches are remaining, and they have sunk below the ground level.
Bilici, Z. Kenan. Anadolu Selçuklu Çaği Mirası. Mimarı = Heritage of Anatolian Seljuk Era. Architecture. 3 vols. Ankara: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı: Selçuklu Belediyesi, 2016, vol. 2, p. 109.
Karpuz, H. & Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Anadolu Selçuklu Eserleri, 2008, v.1, p. 402.
Özkarcı, Mehmet. Kahramanmaraşta Selçuklu Mimarisine Bakiş, Uluslararasi Selçuklu Döneminde Maraş Sempozunu, 17-19 November, 2016, pp. 14-53.
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