• ☆ Zappeion /The Atrium ☆• The Zappeion is arranged according to a symmetrical plan around a circular atrium. The atrium is bordered by two smaller wings, both containing adjacent quarter-circle halls concentric with the atrium. The front façade has a three-part layout with the main, two-story building with a Corinthian portico and two side wings. The layout of the interior is also fascinating, with the vestibule leading to the atrium, which has a two-level arcade with an Ionic colonnade on the ground floor and pillars with the heads of caryatids on the upper one. Walking through the building, one can only admire the fact that open and closed spaces brilliantly alternate. •
• Goodmorning!! Have a nice week !!
‘If the sun don't shine on me today, and if the subways flood and bridges break, will you lay yourself down and dig your grave or will you rail against your dying day?’
I only just discovered the music video for ‘Sleep on the Floor’ by the Lumineers and I think I probably watched it about 50 times yesterday, it’s amazing ✨
A man in his traditional costumes is selling gumlike candy , (something I thought to cease to exist)) at the streets inside the walls of Ankara Fortress..
CONTINUING FROM PREVIOUS CHAPTER (chapter 7)
In 859, Emperor Michael III came to the city during a campaign against the Arabs, and ordered its fortifications restored. The last Arab raid to reach the city was undertaken in 931, by the Abbasid governor of Tarsus, Thamal al-Dulafi, but the city again was not captured.
After the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, the Seljuk Turks overran much of Anatolia. By 1073, the Turkish settlers had reached the vicinity of Ancyra, and the city was captured shortly after, at the latest by the time of the rebellion of Nikephoros Melissenos in 1081. In 1101, when the Crusades under the command of Raymond IV arrived, the city was being controlled by Danishmend for some time. The Crusaders captured the city, and handed it over to the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos .However the city was recaptured by the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum soon.
After the Battle of Köse Dağ in 1243, in which the Mongols defeated the Seljuks, most of Anatolia became part of the dominion of the Mongols. . Orhan Gazi the ruler Ottomans , who wasn't an Empire yet as of the time ,
captured the city in 1356. By the rise of Timurids(the descendant of Tschengis Khan) Tamerlane defeated Bayezid I at the Battle of Ankara in 1402 and invaded the city, but later ottomans took control of Ankara in 1403 , which will last until the Republic of Turkey has been founded 1923. Actually the longest tenure was with Turks , but since once it became Turkland , it remained a Turkland ..
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