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Royal baths found in central Anatolia

A royal bath used by the Seljuk sultans 1,000 years ago has been found in Turkey.

A bath used by the Seljuk sultans has been uncovered in a castle on Takkeli Mountain in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, which was once the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk state and is home to 5,000-year-old walls and cisterns.

Takkeli Mountain, which is located within the borders of central Selçuklu district and overlooks all spots in Konya, has traces of many civilizations from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Karamanid and Ottoman eras. One reason why the mountain was home to these civilizations is because it has an observation tower.

The top of the mountain, which is called Gevele in ancient documents, is also home to historic walls as well as many cisterns and temple. In the western and eastern skirts of the mountain are rock tombs dating back to the Roman era.

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Story: Hurriyet Daily News | Photo: Hurriyet Daily News

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