Asar Kale

Mighty Fortress and Mysterious Sanctuaries

This rather inaccessible castle is situated at a strategically very important spot in a very narrow ravine which shuts off the fertile Halys plain from central Anatolia. Near this fortress there are two mysterious rock monuments with four pillars. These monuments had been cut into the steep rock, one of these had been built in nearly unreachable height. Most probably, these buildings were sanctuaries. The fact that there are two sanctuaries, one on each bank of the river Halys (today Kizilirmak), is reminiscent of the ancient account that the Amazons had always been reigned by two queens.

The fortress Asar Kale
The fortress Asar Kale
Sanctuary with four pillars on the left bank of the Halys river
Sanctuary with four pillars in unreachable height on the left bank of the Halys river
Sanctuary with four pillars on the right bank of the Halys river
Sanctuary with four pillars on the right bank of the Halys river

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