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A Short Break To The Championship

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Today a short break was given to the championship before the last rounds. In the free day activity the willing parents and players visited the historical places of Kayseri. Approximately 140 people joined the trip.

You can read more information about Kayseri and the visited places below.








The Kayseri Province, in central Turkey, is an area that has been linked with mythological stories as well as important figures in Turkish history. It is located in Anatolia, and surrounded by the Mount Erciyes, the Mount Hasan and the Mount Ali. The Ali mountain is named like that in honor of Ali Baba, who is said to have lived in the area.

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The trip started early in the morning. The participants were taken from their hotels by the buses assigned by the Metropolitan Municipality of Kayseri.
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Kültepe is a modern village near the ancient city of Kaneš (Kanesh), located in the Kayseri Province of Turkey's Central Anatolia Region. The quarter of the city of most interest to historians is the Kârum Kaneš, "merchant-colony city of Kaneš" in Assyrian. During the Bronze Age in this region, the Kârum was a portion of the city set aside by local officials for the early Assyrian merchants to use without paying taxes, as long as the goods remained inside the kârum.
Kültepe texts are the oldest written documents from Anatolia. Most of the archaeological evidence found is typical of Anatolia rather than Assyria, but the use of cuneiform writing as well as the dialect are the best indications of Assyrian presence.
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                                                               Children sweltering found different ways to cool off.
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                                                 The archeological excavations are still going on in Kanish and Karum today.
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Gevher Nesibe was an early-13th century Seljuk princess, the daughter of Kilij Arslan II and sister of Kaykhusraw I, and the namesake of a magnificent complex comprising a hospital, an adjoining medrese devoted primarily to medical studies, and a mosque in Kayseri, Turkey. The complex (külliye in Turkish) that she endowed is considered one of the pre-eminent monuments of Seljuk architecture. The hospital was built between 1204 and 1206, and the medrese, whose construction started immediately after Gevher Nesibe's death in 1206, was finished in 1210. The complex as a whole takes its name from the princess. The medrese within is known under a variety of names: the Gevher Nesibe Medrese; the Çifte Medrese (Twin Medrese); or as the Gıyasiye Medrese, after Ghiyath al-Din Kaykhusraw I, who was responsible for its construction.  The tomb within the medrese is said to belong to Gevher Nesibe.

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                   Some children who were tired at the end of the trip slept on the lawn while others preferred to play ball games.
 
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