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A Lighthouse of TurkeyW

TR 93 Kizkulesi (Maiden's Tower, Leander's Tower)
latitude 41° 1' 16.1" N
longitude 29° 0' 14.8" E

The first structure known to have been built here was a fortress built by the Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC. The first record of a lighthouse dates from 1509, in the early Ottoman period. The present form of the tower results from reconstructions by the Ottoman emperors Mustafa III in 1763 and Mahmud II in 1832. Today the building houses a museum and a popular restaurant. Located on an islet 200 m off the Asiatic shore at the southern entrance to the Bosporus. Accessible by passenger ferries from both sides of the strait. ARLHS # TUR-038


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