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Mamure Castle in Anamur by Jens Helmstedt

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Mamure Kalesi is a castle from early Middle Ages, which was used at the time of the crusades as a hospital for injured knights. The castle is located about 4 miles east of Anamur in the Turkish province of Mersin at the Mediterranean Sea.

Origins of the castle date back to the 3rd Century AD, when the Romans controlled the region. Under the rule of the Kingdom of Little Armenia, which was closely associated with the crusader states, the castle was rebuilt. Therefore, there are also architecture influences of the francs in the Middle Ages.

In the second half of the 14th Century, the mighty fortress came under the control of the Turkish Karamanoğulları. After the Ottomans had also got full control over Anatolia, they used the castle until the end of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th Century.

© Photo by Jens Helmstedt


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  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 6 years ago

    Excellent, like the play of light.

  • Thank you very much Warren!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Rebecca Brann
    Rebecca Brannalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Rebecca!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasalmost 6 years ago

    Very goooooood!

  • Thaaaanks Doreen!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • LeslieBattjes
    LeslieBattjesalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful light you’ve captured…again, this is nicely composed.

  • Thanks again, Leslie, glad you like it!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • helmutk
    helmutkalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot !

  • Thanks a lot, Helmut!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Monika Juengling
    Monika Juenglingalmost 6 years ago

    oh, da würde es meinen micepard gefallen ;) very good shot!

  • :) vielen Dank, Monika!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful light and beautiful scene – I occasionally used to come this far when I was based in Adana.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...almost 6 years ago

    Very nice scene and lighting. Well done.

  • Thank you Stephen, glad you like it.

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful scene!

  • Thank you Barbara!

    – Jens Helmstedt

    GOSIA GRZYBEKalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice scene

  • Thank you! Vielen Dank!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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