The Domed Building

The structure lies in a little park about 50 metres to the east of the intersection of the ?zmir, Ayd?n and Ku?adas? roads. An example of the last monumental tombs found in the district of Selçuk (Ephesus),it belongs to the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th centuries, hence to the period of the Principality of Ayd?no?ullar?. It is not known to whom it belonged.

Plan of the Domed Building

Plan of the Domed Building

The structure was built on an octagonal plan and displays careful workmanship of stone and bricks. The entrance protrudes from the building and is ornamented with nine rows of decorations. At either side of the entrance are niches with pointed arches and three rows of ornaments. Above the eaves encircling the top level of the building rises a pyramidal dome of a star plan and twelve wedges. At first sight it reminds one of a Turkoman tent. Inside, facing the entrance stands an imam s niche with five rows of ornaments. Below the floor is the tomb chamber.

The Domed Building

The Domed Building
 

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