A Fantasy In Central Anatolian Architectural Heritage: Dove Cotes And Towers In Kayseri

İmamoğlu, Vacit
Korumaz, Mustafa
İmamoğlu, Çağrı
Central Anatolia is well-known mostly for its natural landscape, and especially Cappadocia’s volcanic chimney-like structures that create a dreamlike atmosphere by blending nature with history in a dramatic fashion. These structures housed many people for millenniums, and are still in use today. Less is known however, about another type of landscape just neighboting the Cappadocia region. Hundreds of large tower-like stone structures are scattered around the landscape just outside the town of Gesi, in Kayseri, Turkey; they are dove cotes, reflecting an ancient tradition of Anatolia. In this article, we would like to describe this interesting landscape, and examine these structures mainly from an architectural point of view.


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V. İmamoğlu, M. Korumaz, and Ç. İmamoğlu, “A Fantasy In Central Anatolian Architectural Heritage: Dove Cotes And Towers In Kayseri,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 79–90, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://jfa.arch.metu.edu.tr/archive/0258-5316/2005/cilt22/sayi_2/79-90.pdf.