The Seljuk Han of Anatolia
A small, recently restored Konya han with an interesting portal decorated with geometric motifs in square frames.
photoİAhmet Kuş, Ibrahim Divarci, Feyzi Şimşek, Konyadaki Belikler Dönemi eserlerı, 2005, p. 21
The Zivarek Han is located 8 km to the right of the Konya-Ankara Road in the middle of the town of Zivarik in the Altinekin region.
Because this han has been extensively rebuilt over the years, it is hard to determine if it is Seljuk, Beylik or Ottoman.
Covered section; no courtyard (C)
It is a covered han with no courtyard, 725m2. There was originally a well in the middle of the han.
The portal contains many interesting spolia stones with geometric patterns.
Area of courtyard: 725m2
STATE OF CONSERVATION, CURRENT USE
The han has recently been restored.
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Kuş, A. & Dıvarcı, I. & Şimşek, F. Konya ve ilçelerindeki Selçuklu Eserleri, 2005, p. 21.
Özergin, M. Kemal. Anadoluda Selçuklu Kervansarayları, Tarih Dergisi, XV/20, 1965, p. 164, p. 130.
Sterrett, J. R. Sitlington. The Wolfe Expedition to Asia Minor during the Summer of 1885. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 1888.
photograph taken in 1884 by J. H. Haynes during the Wolfe Expedition to Asia Minor
(Photographs of Asia Minor, #4776. Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)
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