Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Tomb in the Ishak Pasha Palace.'

	The entrance to the tomb in the second court of the Ishak Pasha Palace has the form of a polygonal Seljuk mausoleum. It is richly decorated with a mix of Seljuk carvings and Persian floral reliefs. The palace is located south of Dogubayazit and was built in the 17th and 18th century by a family of Kurdish chieftains who grew rich by controlling the traffic on the trade route between Iran and Trabzon. Photo Mick Palarczyk.