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

	The now roofless dining room is the most superbly decorated space in the Ishak Pasha Palace. The palace, south of Dogubayazit, 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. The architecture of the complex is a stunning amalgam of Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, Persian and Armenian styles. Photo Mick Palarczyk.