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B42.059 Sultan Han

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Denis Baly

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The pishtaq of the Sultan Han caravanserai. The pishtaq entrance, carved of fine grained-limestone, is framed by richly ornamented relief and a muqarnas vault. Punctuating the pishtaq are two zig-zag engaged colonnettes, while their capitals are decorated with the common acanthus imagery of the corinthian order (See B42.060.) Sultan Han was built in 1229 along the Uzun Yolu (Long Road) trade route linking Konya and Aksaray and extending to Persia. The caravanserai is highly fortified and was built to equip traders, wealthy men, doctors, and their animals and cargo. -CK

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Sultanhani, Turkey

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