7 Nisan 2015 Salı

Leaning Tower of Elazig Beats Pisa's Tilt

turkce links to original Turkish article

(HaberTurk Newspaper, 7 April 2015)

Winning the tilt competition, but better quit while ahead.

The minaret of the 1,000 year-old Harput Ulu Mosque, dating
from the Selcuk period in Elazig, has more of a tilt than the
Leaning Tower of Pisa.  Dr. Ismail Aytac of Firat University
explained that the Ulu Mosque minaret has a tilt of between
three and seven degrees, whereas the tilt of the Pisa tower is
4.5 degrees.

The Harput Ulu Mosque was built in 1156-1157  by the
Artuk leader Fahrettin Karaslan.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa
was built in 1173, as a bell tower addition for the cathedral
constructed there in 1063-1090.

//ed. note: The name Elazig comes from a corruption of the 
Ottoman name for the province: Mamuret-ul-Aziz.// 

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                               Elazig province

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