Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Ishak Pasha Palace in jagged landscape-1.'

	Perched on a small plateau in the wild arid landscape south of Dogubayazit, the Ishak Pasha Palace commands its surroundings. The palace was built in the 17th and 18th century by a Kurdish chieftain who grew rich by controlling the traffic on the trade route between Iran and Trabzon. The route followed the plain visible in the distance lying just south of Mount Ararat, the foot of which fills the horizon on the right of the picture. Photo Mick Palarczyk.