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  In front of Keykavus Masoleum, Sivas
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      In front of Keykavus Masoleum, Sivas
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Sivas was the capital of the Selcuk Empire. The biggest hospital of Seljuk was built in the city by Sultan Izeddin Keykavus (one of the most important Seljuk Sultans). The hospital was a center of surgery and mental health.

The Sultan himself was burried to a room in the hospital after his death in 1220. He had included this room for his tomb when the hospital was being built. His tomb is one of the very few Selcuk Sultan tombs survived.

The hospital was built by Ahmed of Marand (a craftsman from Azerbaijan) in 1217. It also hosted a medicine school. It has a very nice facade on the west.

It is just in the center of the city.

Keykavus Hospital is also known as the Keykavys Madrasa because later it was used as a madrasa. At the moment, there are souvenir shops in the rooms of this fantastic building.

Unfortuanately, i could not find anything peculiar to Sivas in those shops. They mostly sell Chineese or Indian handcrafts. There are carpet shops at the entrance where you can find Anatolia and Iran carpets and kilims.

Directions: Opposite the Çifte Minaret Madrasa, city center

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  • Written Sep 6, 2005
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