Photographer's Note

The Inner Castle which was built on a hill of 2000 m altitude was commissioned by Roman Emperor Teodosyus in the 5th century. It was used as military barracks by the Turks until recent years. Castle mosque and Clock Tower are important as they are the first examples of the period of the Turkish Architecture. The tower which is named Tepsi Minare was used as an observation tower in the middle ages. It was transformed into a clock tower during the barroque period of the Ottoman Architecture. It was built by Abu'l Muzafferüdin Gazi who reigned between 1124 - 1132. The small mosque (mesjidt) which is covered with a single large dome, displays typical features of Turkish Architecture.
Tarihi erzurum kalesinin içinde bulunan saat kulesi ve kale mescidi

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