Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye

Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye

Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye is a historical building complex in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey. The complex is composed of various buildings built in different eras. The church was built by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II in 446 AD. During the Seljuks of Anatolia era Seljuk governor Nasretüddin built a mosque, a caravanserai and a fortified barracks between 1215 and 1233 AD. Later, during the Beylik of Dulkadir era a medrese in 1480-1492 AD was added to the complex by Bozkurt of Dulkadir. The külliye is considered to be one of the many places which are allegedly the cave of Seven Sleepers.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Kahramanmaraş Province

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye (Islamic-Ottoman Social Complex)

Date of Submission: 2015

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