AnitKabir - The Ataturk Mausoleum, Ankara

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    Anitkabir, Ataturk Mausoleum, Ankara, TR
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    Anitkabir, Ataturk Mausoleum, Ankara, TR
    by TrendsetterME
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    Anitkabir, Ataturk Mausoleum, Ankara, TR
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    Anýtkabir Atatürk's tomb

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 20, 2008

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    Atatürk's tomb is situated right under the symbolic 40-ton sarcophagus in the ground floor of The Hall of Honor, and Atatürk's corpse is buried below this in a special Tomb Room in the basement level.

    The room has an octagonal plan in Seljuk and Ottoman architectural styles, and its pyramidal ceiling is inlaid with gold mosaics.

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    Anýtkabir

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Sep 20, 2008

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    Anýtkabir (literally, "memorial tomb") is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. It was designed by architects Professor Emin Onat.
    The site chosen for Anýtkabir was known as Rasattepe (Observation Hill), which, at the time of the architectural competition for Anýtkabir, was a central location in Ankara and could be seen by all parts of the city.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Ankara on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 39º 55' 31.51" N 32º 50' 15.20" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Anitkabir - Hall of Honor .

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    Visit Anitkabir

    by basak Updated Jul 6, 2006

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    Anitkabir is the masoleum of Ataturk (the founder and first president of Turkey ) and it is a must-visited place in Ankara. It is a huge monuement on located on one of the highest points of Ankara.

    Ataturk had died in 1938. The construction of Anýtkabir started in 1944 and finally finished in 1953.

    Anitkabir takes place in the middle of the "Peace" Park which is made by palanting sapplings brought from all over the world.

    Lastly, I've been there on March 2006 in order to see new Ataturk Museum in it. This new museum exhibits not only clothes and many belongings of Ataturk and his vax statue but also large hall exhibiting scenes from Turkish Independence Wars. It is the most impressive part of the museum. Another section is the library where Ataturk's books are displayed. It is possible to learn details about the books using the electronic information screen.

    The tomb of Ismet Inonu (second president of Turkey) is on the square where Anitkabir is located and it is at just opposite of Ataturk's tomb.

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    Visiting Anitkabir

    by Kontes Updated May 15, 2006

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    ANITKABIR

    ANITKABIR is the mausoleum of our great leader Mustafa Kemal ATATURK who died in 1938. There is a museum inside the monument also with pictures, archives and belongings of Atatürk. The most important place to visit in Ankara to understand our history and culture

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    Anitkabir - Ataturk's Mausoleum

    by Profsmiley Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    Courtesy of Turkish official site for Tourism.

    The mausoleum of the Turkish Republic's founder and leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Anitkabir was built on the hill of Rasattepe. It was completed in 1953. Ataturk, who died in 1938, was removed from the temporary burial site at the Ethnographic Museum and brought here with a great ceremony the same year.

    Within the Anitkabir complex, there are many towers named after important events/organisations in the Turkish history. The hallowed Mausoleum hall itself is a colonnaded temple with huge bronze doors but little in the way of decoration. Opposite is the tomb of Ismet Inonu, the first prime minister of the Turkish republic and president after Ataturk's death.

    The Anitkabir museum is located between the Tower of the National Pact and the Tower of the Revolution. A number of Ataturk's personal belongings are exhibited, including clothes that he wore, and gifts presented to him by visiting foreign officials.

    When I went there I was about 10 years old, and thought the whole site was quite impressive with its size and design, especially with the passage to the Mausoleum with lion statues on both sites.

    Opening hours: Winter - 0900-1200 & 1300-1700. Summer - 0900-1230 & 1330-1700, closed on Mondays.

    Apparently, there is a sound & light show at nights but please check it in advance.

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    Anit Kabir (Atatürk's Masuleum)

    by MalenaN Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    The courtyard is enormus!

    The Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk is a large monument over the founder of the republic. The courtyard in front of the mausoleum is huge and it is lined with colonaded walkways and museums. Steps lead up to the entrance.

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    Ataturk mausoleum

    by albert34 Written Aug 20, 2006

    Travelling with tourist groups is almost compulsory to visit the memorial if they pass by Ankara.I was travelling with them from Istanbul to Cappadocia.

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