Gavur Castle, formerly known as Ghiaour and Giaour castle,[1] all meaning infidel's castle (from Gavur), is a castle located in the Dereköy neighborhood of Haymana, on the road to the Kara Ömerli neighborhood.

Gavur Castle
Gavur Kalesi
General information
LocationHaymana, Dereköy
Town or cityAnkara
Construction started1600-1700 BC

History edit

As a result of the researches, it was determined that it was built between 1600 and 1700 BC, during the years when the Hittites[2] ruled.[1][3] There are 2 distinct soldier reliefs on the outer walls of the castle and a woman depiction that can hardly be seen with the naked eye today. The excavation of the Gavur Castle was at the request of Atatürk.[4][5]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b Ireland, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and (1834). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society.
  2. ^ "Ankara'nın gizemli yapısı: Gavur Kalesi". Ankara Masası (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  3. ^ "Ankara'nın Yanıbaşında Görkemli Bir Hitit Kült Alanı Gavur Kalesi" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Gavur Kalesi - Haymana Ankara". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-05-03.
  5. ^ İnce, Mustafa (2021-06-30). "Atatürk'ün gazeteciliğe ilgisi üzerine bir inceleme". Uluslararası Kültürel ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi (in Turkish). 7 (1): 249–258. doi:10.46442/intjcss.877508. S2CID 237871805.