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Yes, this castle was a reason for trip to Anamure town. This place locates in 110 km from Mahmutlar where I've been three weeks ago.

The Mamure castle was built by the rulers of the Armenian  Kingdom of  Cilicia on the foundations of a fourth-century Roman castle. (! but you can't read about the Armenian step in the history of this castle on the desk in front of castle! )

Designed to protect against pirates, it was repaired during the Byzantine era and during the Crusades. When Alaattin Keykubat I of Seljuk Turks captured the ruins of the castle in 1221, he built a larger castle using elements of the earlier fortifications. Later, it was controlled by the Karamanid dynasty (who ruled a Turkish state in Anatolia). Although the exact date is uncertain, according to an inscription by İbrahim II of Karaman in 1450, the castle was captured during Mahmut's reign (1300–1311). The castle was renamed as Mamure (prosperous) after repairs by Mahmut. In 1469, the castle was annexed by the Ottoman Empire. It was subsequently repaired in the 15th, 16th and 18th centuries and a part of the castle was used as a caravansarai.

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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3757 W: 74 N: 5850] (47063)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2012-05-03
  • Categories: Castelos
  • Exposição: f/4, 1/800 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2014-10-25 5:51
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