Pictures & Images of Amasya Ottoman Villas & Royal Pontic Tombs, Turkey - { 30 images } Created 14 Oct 2018

Pictures & images of the Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the Yeşilırmak River and the Royal Pontic Kings Tombs, Turkey. Situated in north central Turkey in the Black Sea Region, Amasya stands at the mouth of a mountainous gorge through which the Yeşilırmak River flows to the sea. Amaseia or Amasia of antiquity dates back 7500 years its position being a natural place to control the passage of people and animals along the river gorge. Amasya was occupied by Phrygians, Lydian's, Persians and Armenians becoming an independent Pontic Kingdom in the Hellenistic period. Conquered by the Romans in 70 BC Amasya became the administrative centre of the Roman province of Bithynia and Pontus. Under the Ottoman rule, Sultan Bayezid I made Amasya an important centre of learning and sent his children to be educated there. Today tourists visit Amasya to see the picturesque Ottoman houses and villas that line the banks of the Yeşilırmak River. Above these houses are the Royal tombs carved into the rock face of the Pontic Kings including Mithridates I who reigned from 281–266 BC. The walls of the ancient citadel can be seen above and on the mountain top above the Ottoman houses. Download Pictures & images of the Ottoman villas of Amasya along the banks of the Yeşilırmak River and the Royal Pontic Kings Tombs or buy as photo art prints on line.

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