Works of Anatolia

Ertuğrul Gazi Tomb

    This is the tomb of Seljuk margrave Ertuğrul Gazi who is the father of Osman Gazi, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The tomb, which was built in the 14th century and whose construction date is not known precisely, is within the boundaries of Bilecik province, Söğüt. Söğüt was given to Ertuğrul Gazi by Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad the 1st for all the services he accomplished.


    The Temple of Artemis

      It is in Ephesus ancient city in Selcuk, Izmir. It dates back to 334 to 320 BC. It is the largest of the Hellenistic period Temples. Remains of the Temple that were discovered during excavations in the name of British Museum at the end of the 19th century, were taken to Britain. It was one of the seven wonders in ancient times.



      The Çanakkale Martyrs Memorial

        It was built in the memory of 250 thousand soldiers who died in Çanakkale war. The construction started on April 19th, 1954 and was completed in 6 and a half years. It was built by Architect Dogan Erginbas, İsmail Utkular and Engineer Ertugrul Barla. The monument which was opened on August 21st, 1960 has a museum on its basement and the Mehmetçik Monument and the Turkish Cemetery nearby.


        The Mausoleum of Halikarnassus

          The Mausoleum of Halikarnassus, dating back to the 4th century, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient times. It was built in memory of Persian governor Mausolus by his wife. The pieces of the mausoleum are exhibited at the British Museum in London today.





          İzmir Clock Tower

            It was built in 1901 by the Grand Vizier Said Pasha. It was a gift to Abdülhamid the 2nd for his 25th anniversary of his ascending to the throne. The clock of the tower is a gift from German Emperor Wilhelm. The tower was called Hamidiye Tower at that time. During the occupation of İzmir, journalist Hasan Tahsin threw the first bullet to the invaders in front of this tower.

            Malabadi Bridge

              It is located near Diyarbakır Silvan, on the Batman Stream. It is the bridge with the largest arch among the stone arched bridges in the world. It was built by Timurtaş bin Ilgazi bin Artuk in 1147 during Artuqids period. There are two shelter rooms for caravans and passengers on both sides of the arch.


              The Remains of the Mount Nemrud

                These are the remnants of Komagene Kingdom on Nemrud Mountain in Kahta at the height of 2206 meters. The remains are known as the world’s 8th wonder and belong to the period between 80 BC and 72 AD. On the eastern side of the open-air temple on Nemrud Mountain there are 8 chipped stone, 8-10 meters high god sculptures and sculpted head sculptures sitting on the thrones.


                Safranbolu Houses

                  The texture of Safranbolu houses and fountains from the 18th century is considered to be an open air museum. In the houses, the first floors are made of stone and the upper floors are made of quality wood. The stone floors carry the upper floors by serving as support walls. The houses are adjacent to the street and the streets are generally narrow, curved with slopes and dead-end streets.