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The Obelisk - Iznik - Turkey near Bursa

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The Obelisk - Iznik - Turkey near Bursa

The Obelisk - Elbeyli village, Iznik - Turkey near Bursa. Iznik derives from the former Greek name Nicaea. Famous as the site of the first and second Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea in the early history of the history of the Christian church. the nature of christ was decided at these councils. Also known for the Nicene Creed. Also famous for pottery particularly during the 17th century Ottoman period. Ruins of the Istanbul gate. Date: circa 1908

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Bursa Dec15 Iznik Nicaea Nicomedia Obelisk Cassius Nicea Ottoman


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The Obelisk of Elbeyli Village, Iznik, Turkey: A Historical and Cultural Landmark Near Bursa Nestled in the verdant landscapes of Turkey, the Obelisk of Elbeyli Village in Iznik, near Bursa, stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of this ancient region. Iznik, formerly known as Nicaea, derives its name from the Greek city of Nicaea, which was the site of the first and second Ecumenical Councils in the early Christian era. These councils, held in the 4th century AD, were pivotal in deciding the nature of Christ and formulating the Nicene Creed, a fundamental statement of faith for the Christian Church. Beyond its religious significance, Iznik is also renowned for its exquisite pottery, particularly during the 17th century Ottoman period. The city's pottery, characterized by its intricate designs and vibrant colors, has gained international acclaim and continues to be highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. In the background of this photograph, the ruins of the Istanbul Gate can be seen, offering a glimpse into the city's past as a significant part of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The Obelisk itself, a column memorial, dates back to circa 1908, adding another layer to the intriguing history of this fascinating location. The Obelisk of Elbeyli Village serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of Iznik, a place where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable experience for visitors.

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