Hittite God Statue
The statue is also known as the Small Amasya Statue or "Hittite God of Storm Teshup" and it is one of the unique remains of the Hittites. It was incidentally found on a small hill in Dogantepe, in 1962. The legs, arms and some parts of the statue, which is made of bronze casting technique, could not be found yet. The height of remaining part of the statue, which bears a conical hat, is 21.5 cm and weight is 1340 gr. It belongs to Hittite Age (1400-1200 BC) and it is the biggest human statue among other metal statues that could be found. The facial expression of the statue reflects a mixture of mildness and strength.
A coin minted in the reign of Roman Emperor Severus Alexandra (222 AD - 235 AD) in Amasya.On the front side there is a picture of Severus Alexandra and on its back its minting date (224 AD) has been inscribed and Amasya Castle and its environments are shown.The coin is important as it illustrates the view of Amasya of thousands years ago.
it is displayed in Amasya museum.
Amasya is one of the provinces in Central Anatolia of Turkey which is distinct both with its natural setup and historical values it holds. It was the homeland of the famous geographer Strabo. Located in a narrow cleft of the Yesilirmak (Iris) river, it has a past of 3000 years during which many civilizations left priceless remains of their times.
The ruins of the citadel on the rock face of the cleft shelters 2000 year old water-channels, 1000 year old bridges, a mental hospital, an Ottoman Palace and a secret underground passageway. On the rock faces there are impressive rock tombs of the Pontus kings, which contribute very much to the attractiveness of the city. At night, when they are illuminated, the view is unforgettable.
The city also has many historically and architecturally precious buildings; the Ferhat water channel, the 13th century Seljuk Burmali Mosque, the 15th century Yildirim Beyazit Mosque and Complex; the 14th century Ilhanli Bimarhane Mental Hospital with lovely relieves around its portal, the extraordinary octagonal Kapi Aga Medrese (theological school), the Torumtay Mausoleum and the Gök Medrese. There are traditional Turkish mansions which have been well-preserved showing the best examples of Turkish architecture. The 19th century Hazeranlar Mansion has been restored perfectly and now it is of great interest with an art gallery on its first floor and an ethnographical museum on the second. The Archaeological Museum of Amasya has an interesting collection including the mummies of the Ilhanli rulers of Amasya.
Amasya was also one of the Turkish cities which had the best viewing location for the last total solar eclipse of the 20th century which happened on 11th August 1999. Many visitors came to the city to witness this spectacular event. Now, on 29th March 2006, there will be another total solar eclipse in this city wich can be seen at 14:06pm local time.
It is 32 km to the city center and occupies a green area of 54 000 square meters. Hot thermal (oligo-mineral) water is available in all hotels and motels. There are also two swimming pools, a casino, a large parking area and a very nice garden. The thermal water is used as cure for many illnesses. It is extremely good for who suffer from the rheumatism and who have stomach, instestinal and kidney problems.
There are two main thermal spring water one called Gözlek which 22 Kms from the city center and the other is Arkutbey Thermal Spring in Hamamözü Town, 93 Kms from the city center.
63 km away from the city center and is found at an altitude of 1050 meters. Nestled in a forestry land, the lake welcomes tourists and visitors with its picnic areas and restaurants. There are several bungalows in the area for private accommodation. It has a wonderful view.
The Plane Tree
This huge plane tree stands for centuries in the square of Yeþil Yenice town. It's 15 metres high and has a diameter of 12 metres. Its trunk branched into three. There are also two monumental plane trees in the garden of the Sultan Bayezid II Mosque.Related to:
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