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Stone Bridge and The Mosque

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Adana's Stone Bridge

Acrossing the Seyhan river, Stone bridge is the most important antiquity trace of Adana and its neighbors. It is assumed that it is built by Roman Emperor Hadrianus (117-138) and renewed by Byzantium Emperor Iustinianos (6th centry). It has been repaired several time. Its length is 317 m and it has 21 arches. 14 arches are still undamaged.

 

According to the researchers, Çukurova has been settlement since stone age. Tepebağ tumulus, one of the oldest settlement of Çukurova, is considered to be exist since the first age. Stone bridge has served Tepebağ for many ages and it is still in use.

 

Adana's most prominent monument is the Sabancı Merkez Camii, an enormous beatiful new six-minareted mosque whose white marble reflection sparkles in the Seyhan river. The mosque was built by the industrial magnate Sakip Sabancı and was opened in 1999. It is second in size only to the Sülemaniye Camii in Istanbul. It is crowned by a 51 metre high dome and provides space for 30,000 worshippers. The inside decoration tries to copy Istanbul's Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Camii).

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Taken on December 8, 2008