TIGRIS RIVER, HASANKEYF, TURKEY REMAINS OF ARTUKLU BRIDGE (1116) IN FOREGROUND PHOTO: WILLIAM GOURLAY – TAASA Review March 2013
more important than the architectural and archaeological wealth of the town. El Rizk minaret (1409) Hasankeyf, Turkey Photo: William Gourlay Zeynel Bey Türbesi (1473) Hasankeyf, Turkey Photo: William Gourlay Perhaps the most noteworthy of Hasankeyf’s artefacts lies just outside the town, on the north bank of the Tigris.
The Zeynel Bey Türbesi is a domed tomb revealing Persianate and Central Asia design influences dating from the reign of the Akkoyunlu (White Sheep) Turkmen confederation.
It was built in 1473 by Uzun Hasan, emir of the Akkoyunlu, for his eldest son Zeynel, killed at the battle of Otlukbeli...