Obelisk

Şeyma Türkmen

Şeyma Türkmen

Şeyma Türkmen

Şeyma Türkmen

In 1984, she was born in Kirkuk as the daughter of a Turkmen family. In 1990, she emigrated with her family and settled in Ankara, in Turkey. She graduated from Department of Science Education, Karadeniz Technical University. In 2016, she completed her the 84th semester basic photography training of BUFSAD. She attended photography trainings in documentary and nature workshops. She continues her teaching profession.

A Little Past, A Little Real

Monuments are usually built to commemorate a person or event in ancient times, at the earliest times. Although those that have remained intact until today are heard as legends, they show us the facts of history.

One of these monuments, obelisks, are works of stone that taper towards the high, circular or quadrangular hill.

There is a Roman-made obelisk within the boundaries of Bursa province, Iznik district. Since this work consists of five separate stones, it is also called Five Stone or Nişantaşı. It is located in the village of Elbeyli, among olive gardens. The monument is on the historical Roman road between Iznik (Nikaia) and Izmit (Nikomedia), 7 km north of Iznik.

The five stones that make up the monument are made of white marble and interlocked with iron wedges. On one surface of the monument it is written "C. Cassius Philiscus, son of C. Cassius Asklepiodotus, lived 83 years".

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