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Old Feb 20, 2007, 3:23 AM   #1
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I discoverd that graveyard this weekend on the mountains under pine trees. No doubt that it's not been used in 20th century and who knows when it is started. No inscriptions on many of the tombstones, but only bare stones just to mark where the tomb was. The inscribed ones are written in Turkish but with arabic alphabet. As it is used latin alphabet since 1920s in Turkey I can't read on.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 3:24 AM   #2
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Hello eu,


Nice find. And nice shots too.

If you find out anything more about the history of the graveyard let us know.
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The second the better:GThough there might not be such a structure in English!

Btw, are they the TV broadcast antennas I see at the background?It could be Mt. Yamanlar, if yes.
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I like the leaning stones pointing toward the top of the hill and the sky. Your photos and bahadir's photos are making me want to see Turkey.

Do you think the round top on the tallest stone perhaps represents a turban?

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bahadir wrote:
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Btw, are they the TV broadcast antennas I see at the background? It could be Mt. Yamanlar, if yes.
Yes true. You've always been good in navigating. Except your "twin peaks theory", which could be the subject of an other story:blah:

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Do you think the round top on the tallest stone perhaps represents a turban?
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Nearly yes Joe, it represents a kind of hat.
During Ottoman period people were wearing different hats according to their social positions. and those hats were situated over their tombstones.

A section from a graveyard in Istanbul.

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You can see a smilar hat over Mehmet II (the conqueror of Istanbul in 1453)

* Painting by Bellini

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Very nice! From time to time I have stopped at old abandoned grave yards and read some of the markers and wonder what the people who lay there were like and what they did in life. These places remind me that we are here for such a short time and someday someone will be looking at our markers.

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