An episode in the long history of the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul: "Kule-i Duhter" in the 18th century


Mazlum D.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.24, no.1, pp.35-47, 2007 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-47

Abstract

The so-called Maiden's Tower, although not a grand and imposing monument, is nevertheless an irreplaceable feature of Istanbul skyline. The tower is in fact a much larger entity than its mere material existence or architectural quality; the legends surrounding it carry the monument to the realm of intangible heritage thus extending its value.