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A Lighthouse of TurkeyN

TR 127 Rumeli (Türkeli Feneri)
latitude 41° 14' 3.4" N
longitude 29° 6' 43.7" E

This is Turkey's tallest lighthouse. Rumeli (or Rumelia) is an old name for the Turkish possessions in Europe, and this lighthouse stands on the west side of the entrance to the Bosporus from the Black Sea. During early phases of construction, the French builders discovered that the chosen site is on top of an ancient mausoleum. They revised their plans to allow access to the mausoleum, which remains open today. Located on a hillside above the village of Rumelifeneri. ARLHS # TUR-053 (E 4956)


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