UNESCO-listed Fortress Destroyed by Earthquake in Turkey


Two devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and seven.6, the biggest within the final century, shook central and southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on February 6. Authorities report greater than 1,000 deaths, greater than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed in Turkey, together with traditionally necessary buildings.

UNESCO listed Fortress Destroyed by Earthquake in Turkey 1

Probably the most important of those is the Romanesque fortress in Gaziantep province in southeastern Turkey, which was constructed within the II-III centuries and expanded within the V century beneath Emperor Justinian I.

The Gaziantep Heroism and Protection Panorama Museum opened there final yr, displaying art work and memorabilia of the town’s army resistance to French and British occupation in 1920 throughout Turkey’s warfare of independence.

It’s reported that close to the fortress, the dome and wall of the Shirvani mosque, constructed within the seventeenth century, partially collapsed. And within the metropolis of Iskenderun, the Annunciation Cathedral virtually fully collapsed, native media reported. The Catholic Church was initially constructed between 1858 and 1871 by the Carmelite Order, and was reconstructed in 1901 after a hearth.

Supply: CNN