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The Broken Minaret (Kesik Minare) is a set of ruins on a religious site with broad cultural uses over its long history: a Roman temple, a Byzantine church and a mosque. It survives as an important archaeological site that was the spiritual home of many ruling dynasties and faiths. Stroll through the intriguing surroundings and picture the diverse sets of worshippers that came here thousands of years ago. Its rich history attracts visitors of all creeds from across the globe.
The minaret stems from a former Roman temple that dates back to about A.D. 100. The Byzantine people dedicated a church to the Virgin Mary on the site before it was converted to a mosque in the 13th century. After changing hands two more times, it is a testament to the fascinatingly diverse history of Turkey. ( Expedia )

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