Distinguished 11th-century Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi, located in the Sivas province of the South-West Turkiye, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. According to UNESCO, this region of Anatolia was conquered by the Turks at the beginning of the 11th century.
Source: Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi – magnificent masterpieces of Islamic architecture in Turkiye protected by UNESCO
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The unfinished restoration process of a UNESCO-listed mosque complex located in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas will continue after four years of a break.
Source: Unfinished restoration process of iconic site to continue – Turkey News
Anatolia is one of the most fertile lands in the world. Thanks to the blessing of Mother Nature and its fortunate placement in the junction…
Source: Turkey in world cultural heritage: Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi
Turkey – Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
The Çaltısuyu, a tributary of the Euphrates, flows through the dramatic canyons of eastern Anatolia. At around 1,225 meters above sea level, it emerges onto a barren highland plateau overlooked by the crumbling remains of a medieval castle. The small town of Divriği lies on the gentle slope beneath. Although its ornate thirteenth-century mosque has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, few tourists make the journey to this remote and mountainous region.
Accessibility is usually something of a prerequisite for the establishment of a new town. Quite the opposite was true for Divriği. This site was first settled around the middle of the ninth century CE by a group of religious dissidents known as Paulicians.
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For travellers Turkey is an endless wonder. The Eurasian country is blessed with a natural, historical and cultural heritage that would take more than one visit to even attempt a crack at its time honoured civilisation _ from the Romans to the Ottomans.
Source: Serene Sivas
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The completion of road, tunnel and railcar line construction in Sivas’s Divriği, famous for its Great Mosque and Hospital, will make transportation to the town easier…
Source: Transportation to Divriği eased