THE 823 YEAR OLD SAMSUN CASTLE IS GETTING RENOVATED

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AJANS ÜNİVERSİTE – Burcu GÜLER
Translated by Ege ÖZTOKAT

Municipality of Samsun informed about the restoration of Samsun Castle and its environment and Mayor Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz claimed that they were willing to revive historic heritage through projects. Explaining the renovation of Samsun Castle was one of these projects Mayor Yılmaz said “We aim to remove ugly concrete buildings in the site of the castle in order to give it back its beauty” and dictated that there were more projects to come.

Epitaph in Istanbul University Archive

The epitaph situated on the doors of the historic Samsun Castle is registered in the Istanbul University Head of University Library archives. Samsun has a long-established cultural richness and the habitats want to keep their heritages alive and guard them for next generations. Today, the only thing left from the castle is a 13 meter fortification wall that was brought out by Municipality of Samsun during Big Mosque’s renovation in 2008. Samsun Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board then officially registered the wall and took it under protection.

Türkçe versiyonu: 823 YILLIK SAMSUN KALESİ YENİDEN YAPILACAK

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