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Amasya

Amasya is a city in Central Anatolia of Turkey Located in the vicinity of the Yesilirmak (Iris) river, it has a past of 3000 years during which many civilizations left priceless remains of their times.
The ruins of the citadel on the rock face of the cleft shelters 2000 year old water-channels, 1000 year old bridges, a mental hospital, an Ottoman Palace and a secret underground passageway. On the rock faces there are impressive rock tombs of the Pontus kings, which contribute very much to the attractiveness of the city. At night, when they are illuminated, the view of the city is unforgettable.
The city also has many historically and architecturally precious buildings; the Ferhat water channel, the 13th century Seljuk Burmali Mosque, the 15th century Yildirim Beyazit Mosque and Complex; the 14th century Ilhanli Bimarhane Mental Hospital with lovely relieves around its portal, the extraordinary octagonal Kapi Aga Medrese (theological school), the Torumtay Mausoleum and the Gök Medrese. The 19th century Hazeranlar Mansion has been restored perfectly and now it is of great interest with an art gallery on its first floor and an ethnographical museum on the second. The Archaeological Museum of Amasya has an interesting collection including the mummies of the Ilhanli rulers of Amasya.
please watch this small video about Amasya
A small video about Amasya


Strabo the father of Geography

Strabo was born in a wealthy family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya )which had recently become part of the Roman Empire. He studied under various geographers and philosophers; first in Nysa, later in Rome. He was philosophically a Stoic and politically a proponent of Roman imperialism. Later he made extensive travels to Egypt and Kush, among others. It is not known when his Geography was written, though comments within the work itself place the finished version within the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Some place its first drafts at around AD 7, others around 18. Mention is given to the death in 23 of Juba, king of Maurousia. Strabo's History is nearly completely lost. Although Strabo quotes it himself, and other classical authors mention that it existed, the only surviving document is a fragment of papyrus now in possession of the University of Milan (renumbered [Papyrus] 46).
Several different dates have been proposed for Strabo's death, but most of them place it shortly after 23.

Apple

Apple is one of the oldest fruit of the civilisation and Amasya is well known by its apple .We think that the original place is in Kazakhstan, where it is native, as 'alma'; in fact, the region where it is thought to originate is called Alma-Ata, or 'father of the apples'. This tree is still found wild in the mountains of Central Asia in southern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Xinjiang, China.
Please dont forget to try the Amasya apples

A small video about Amasya


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  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Hi! enjoyed reading your tips and looking at your pics! I really enjoyed my short time in Amasya- hopefully will get chance to return one day! Best Wishes, Sue x

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 12:57 AM

    nice page mate. i used to come quite bit to amasya and will probaply return soon again.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2007 at 9:05 AM

    This looks a fascinating place.

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    Mar 11, 2007 at 6:35 PM

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy the celebrations

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