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Charles Iffla Photo Gallery

Sivas, Amasya, Black Sea, Trabzon, Sumela monastery and the Zingana pass, 1943-1944

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Sivas. 13th Century Seljuk decorative art. The gate of the Kesik Medresi. Sivas. A Muslim Seminary of the Seljuk period. The Gök Medresi.
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Sivas. Peasants in the courtyard of an old Hahn, or Caravanserai. Amasya. A general view looking North.
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Amasya. The tomb of the Pontic Kings seen from the right bank of the river. Amasya. A glimpse of the town from the last of the Royal tombs.
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Amasya. The earliest of the Royal tombs. Amasya. The Aynali Marasi, or Mirror tomb.
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Amasya. A pool in the river. Amasya. The Seljuk tomb.
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Amasya. Irrigation wheels on the river. Amasya. From the ruins of the Medieval castle: plantations in the valley of the Yesil Irmak.
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Amasya. Second of the Royal tombs. A Turkish Police Officer who acted as host on a tour of the tombs offers himself as yardstick. Amasya. A covered street in the Bazaar
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Amasya. An earlier fragment used in the construction of a doorway in the castle. Amasya. The Bridge at Amasya over the Yesil Irmak.
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Black Sea Voyage. A glimpse of Fatsa. Black Sea Voyage. Local deck traffic.
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Trabzon. A Kebabci, or roaster of meat. Meriyamana or Altinderesi. First sight of the bluff – seen in the penultimate plane – into which the Sumela Monastery is set.
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Meriyamana or Altinderesi. A contre-ajour at the beginning of the trek to the Sumela monastery. Meriyamana or Altinderesi. First glimpse of the Monastery
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Meriyamana or Altinderesi. The façade of the Monastery. Meriyamana or Altinderesi. The Monastery: desolation within.
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Meriyamana or Altinderesi. Foresters at work in the valley. The Transit Road. Bridge over a mountain stream near Gümüşhane.
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Transit Yolu. The Zingana Pass on the ancient highway into Persia, route of Xenophon and the ten thousand. The Transit Road. A modern refuge with blizzard warning bell near the head of the Kop pass.

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