Anatolian Seljuk Monuments Inventory Project

Anatolian Seljuk Monuments Inventory Project

The Turkish Cultural Foundation's multi-year grant to the Cultural Awareness Foundation (Kultur Bilincini Gelistirme Vakfi), a Turkish non-governmental organization, resulted in the creation of the Anatolian Seljuk Monuments Inventory.

Sponsored as part of the Turkish Cultural Foundation's Turkish Cultural Heritage Projects,  the Anatolian Seljuk Monuments Inventory is currently online in Turkish and is the result of a three-year research project by a team of Turkish art historians, who are Seljuk experts, formed und the Cultural Awareness Foundation. The project is designed to create an inventory of the nearly 1000 monuments dating back to the Seljuk Empire (1040-1157)  in Anatolia, including caravanserais, schools, hospitals, baths, mosques, castles, palaces, kiosks, monasteries, tombs and shrines, document their status and monitor them against natural or man-made damages, including physical distruction and faulty restoration. The Cultural Awareness Foundation was established in 2003 and aims to promote the material cultural heritage in Turkey with an awareness of its multicultural structure and acknowledges the diversity of these cultural assets as a common human heritage both for the Turkish society and the world.

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