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[*] posted on 5-11-2022 at 07:56 AM
Marmure Castle near Alanya, Turkey


We took a little day trip to a castle located 2 hours east of us. It is medieval and here is what I found on the internet:


Mamure Castle, locally known as Mamure Kalesi, lies at the beach east of the town of Anamur in the province of Mersin in Turkey.

Mamure Castle is situated next to the site of the antique city of Anemurium. A city that prospered from the 4th century B.C. until the mid 7th century when it was abandoned due to increasing incursions of Arab forces.

The first fortification at this site may well have been a Roman fort, as archaeological research showed a 3rd century Roman settlement at the site of the present castle.

There also probably was already a castle here in 1191, as Philip II, King of France, is said to have halted here on his way back to France from the Third Crusade.

In 1225 the castle at this site was taken by the Seljuks from the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, who had briefly controlled the area. In 1284, when it was again briefly under Armenian control, it came into the possession of the Lusignan kingdom of Cyprus, who used it as a bridgehead on the Anatolian mainland.

Between 1300 and 1308 Mamure castle was conquered by the Karamanids under Bedreddin Mahmud Bey. They completely rebuilt the castle and built the small mosque inside the castle. From then on the castle was named Mamure, meaning prosperous. In 1363 the castle was again retaken by the Cypriots. In 1496 the castle was seized by the Ottoman Empire who, during the 15th and 16th century, carried out smaller restorations.

In 1878, after the British occupied Cyprus, the Ottomans reinforced Mamure Castle. It remained garrisoned by the Ottomans until the end of World War I.





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[*] posted on 5-11-2022 at 08:04 AM


Perhaps someone can repost the photos if they do not appear.


1 The moat

<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/nVC6Z3HB/2.jpg' border='0' alt='2'/></a>



2 The castle itself



<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/wjvNbR5q/1.jpg' border='0' alt='1'/></a>





3 lots and lots of lookouts - I have no idea how someone accessed the top one?



<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/VLN5YQJ4/5-5.jpg' border='0' alt='5-5'/></a>




4 The views out of each window are amazing!




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/pybgbJrb/5.jpg' border='0' alt='5'/></a>






5 Water channel




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/hGXWmjHY/7.jpg' border='0' alt='7'/></a>




Proof we were there!




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/wTgCVFCL/6.jpg' border='0' alt='6'/></a>




We love Turkey and the history all around us, the nature all around us, the food and mostly, the people. Our town of Alanya could not be more picturesque.


Our American friends just came to stay for a week and they are as awed as we are.


Next week, our English friends come!





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[*] posted on 5-11-2022 at 08:27 AM


On your PostImages.org photo links, you need to select the link that is next to the bottom, called "Hotlink for forums" ;)

Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
Perhaps someone can repost the photos if they do not appear.


1 The moat

<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/nVC6Z3HB/2.jpg' border='0' alt='2'/></a>





2 The castle itself



<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/wjvNbR5q/1.jpg' border='0' alt='1'/></a>






3 lots and lots of lookouts - I have no idea how someone accessed the top one?



<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/VLN5YQJ4/5-5.jpg' border='0' alt='5-5'/></a>






4 The views out of each window are amazing!




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/pybgbJrb/5.jpg' border='0' alt='5'/></a>







5 Water channel




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/hGXWmjHY/7.jpg' border='0' alt='7'/></a>





Proof we were there!




<a href='https://postimages.org/' target='_blank'><img src='https://i.postimg.cc/wTgCVFCL/6.jpg' border='0' alt='6'/></a>





We love Turkey and the history all around us, the nature all around us, the food and mostly, the people. Our town of Alanya could not be more picturesque.


Our American friends just came to stay for a week and they are as awed as we are.


Next week, our English friends come!




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[*] posted on 5-16-2022 at 10:18 AM


Thanks for the post 👍
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