THREE ARCHİTECTUREL WORKS OF NİĞDE
Niğde’de Üç Mimari Eser

Author : Mehmet ÖZKARCI -Mustafa ERYAMAN
Number of pages : 213-230

Abstract

Central Anatolia Region has the cities in which the effects of historical buildings can be preserved. Niğde is considered to be quite rich in historical and cultural heritage derived from Anatolian Seljuks, Principalities and Ottomans. The City has also lots of historical and cultural heritage’s samples such as tombs and fountains In this study, the newly identifed Niğde Kalender Baba Tomb (1340) and Bor / Kürkçü Village - Dervish Baba Tomb (1799) and Bor / Kürkçü Village - Tekke Fountain (1808) will be examined and introduced to the world of science. Niğde Kalender Baba Tomb belongs to the group of single storey, iwan type tombs. The structure is covered with a sharp barrel vault supported by local sharp reinforcement belts. Inside the tomb, which can be understood to be built during the Eratna Principality period, there is a marble sarcophagus dated to 741 H. / 1341 M., probably belonging to Muhammed Bayezit, whom we think was the sheikh or dervish of Kalenderi. Bor / Kürkçü Village-Derviş Baba Tomb (1799); belongs to the group of single storey, rectangular tombs. In the original shape of the building; we think that it consists of a domed part on the west side and a small mosque part covered with a barrel vault in the east part. When the cradle vault of the masjid section was subsequently demolished, it was covered with a flat concrete roof during repairs. The connection between the spaces was backed up with a sharp arch opening. Bor/ Kürkçü Village - Tekke Fountain continues its function and was built as a “square fountain”. On the front of the fountain there are two sharp arched niches. The fountain was built with a single bowl.

Keywords

Nigde, Kalender Baba Tomb, Dervish Baba Tomb, Tekke Fountain

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