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A note on the exact date of construction of the White Tower of Thessaloniki

@article{Kiel1973ANO,
  title={A note on the exact date of construction of the White Tower of Thessaloniki},
  author={M. Kiel},
  journal={Balkan studies},
  year={1973},
  volume={14},
  pages={352-357}
}
  • M. Kiel
  • Published 1973
  • History
  • Balkan studies
The author discusses the date of construction of the White Tower of Thessaloniki about which the opinions vary considerably. Data provided by Evlija  Celebi, who described the tower as an Ottoman-Turkish work of the time of  Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566), as well as that of the Turkish inscription—no longer extant—which used to be above the gate of the tower help to  the solution of the problem. A photograph of the inscription taken before 1912,  bearing the date of 942 (12 July 1535-19… Expand
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