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Severan (Cendere) Bridge

Septimius Severus Bridge, located just off the road leading from Kahta to the famous Mount Nemrut, poses an exciting challenge for those people who would like to know something new and well documented about this structure. It would seem that this bridge no longer hides any secrets, as it was thoroughly photographed and described, and has a whole article devoted to it on Wikipedia. However, let's try to look at this building and its history in a more inquisitive way.

Severan (Cendere) Bridge
Severan (Cendere) Bridge

Selimiye Mosque Ottoman Gravestones Exhibition in Edirne

There are numerous historical cemeteries in Edirne, but Selimiye Mosque Ottoman Gravestones Exhibition (tr. Osmanlı Taş Eserleri Sergileme Alanı) is not one of them. It is just an exhibition of gravestones collected from different graveyards of the city. However, if you do not have time or patience to visit the real cemeteries, scattered around Edirne, this is a conveniently located place to see the most prominent examples of various gravestones, representing the Ottoman era burials.

Selimiye Mosque Ottoman Gravestones Exhibition in Edirne
Selimiye Mosque Ottoman Gravestones Exhibition in Edirne

Karakuş Tumulus

Probably many of you dream of admiring the sunrise and the sunset on Mount Nemrut and some lucky people would have had such an opportunity. Meanwhile, not far from the majestic Nemrut Mountain rises a much lower hill, whose peak is known as the Karakş Tumulus. A visit to this place will not substitute the experiences from Nemrut but can be a perfect complement to them.

Karakuş Tumulus
Karakuş Tumulus

October 2017 in Turkish archaeology

October 2017 was another fascinating month for Turkish Archaeological News. We wrote about disastrous results of Crown Gate restoration in Antalya, children's toys discovered in ancient Parion, another search for the Noah's Ark, and the controversy concerning the grave of Saint Nicolas in Myra.

Uzunköprü Bridge - to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records
Uzunköprü Bridge - to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records

Ecebey Mausoleum

Ecebey Mausoleum (tr. Ecebey Türbesi) is a memorial tomb of the Ottoman statesman and commander Ecebey. It is situated on a hill overlooking the Gallipoli Peninsula, near the village of Karainbeyli. Ecebey became famous as the commander of Ottoman forces that won a foothold on the peninsula in the 14th century.

Ecebey Mausoleum
Ecebey Mausoleum

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