Kizil Kule / Red Tower - Alanya, Turkey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arne1
N 36° 32.170 E 031° 59.910
36S E 410350 N 4043886
Quick Description: Red Tower is a best known symbol of Alanya.
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 7:13:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMG14H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

Long Description:
Red Tower was built for the protection of Alanya Castle by Alladdin Keykubat, Sultan of the Anatolian Seljuk dynasty, in 1226.
Red Tower is one of the important towers, which was maintained unit the present day in Turkey. His name is coming from the color of his stones. According to the inscription found on the entrance gate, master builder of this structure is Ebu Ali from Aleppo (Syria in present), who also built Sinop Castle.

The tower is five storied, eight cornered and its height from the east side is 33m, and from the west side is 30 m. The diameter of tower is 29meters.

At present, the museum in the tower and from the top gallery beautiful view of the city of Alanya.

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This banknote was issued in 3. series:

Series : I.
Quantity printed : TL.70.855.250.000.000
Place where printed : Banknote Printing Plant
Issue date : 02.10.1992
Date of withdrawal : 1.1.2006
End of legal replacement : 31.12.2015
End of redemption period : 31.12.2015
Date of loss of value : 1.1.2016
Signatures : Dr. Rüsdü SARACOGLU, Kadir GÜNAY
Dimensions : 76x158 mm
Dominant colour : Blue

Series : II.
Quantity printed : TL.10.117.000.000.000
Place where printed : Banknote Printing Plant
Issue date : 02.10.1995
Date of withdrawal : 1.1.2006
End of legal replacement : 31.12.2015
End of redemption period : 31.12.2015
Date of loss of value : 1.1.2016
Signatures : S. Yaman TÖRÜNER, Osman Cavit ERTAN
Dimensions : 76x158 mm
Dominant colour : Blue

Series : III.
Quantity printed : TL.86.622.750.000.000
Place where printed : Banknote Printing Plant
Issue date : 16.03.1998
Date of withdrawal : 1.1.2006
End of legal replacement : 31.12.2015
End of redemption period : 31.12.2015
Date of loss of value : 1.1.2016
Signatures : Gazi ERÇEL, Sükrü BINAY
Dimensions : 76x158 mm
Dominant colour : Blue
Money Issuing Country: Turkey

Currency: Türk lirasi / Turkish Lira (TRY)

Denomination: 250000

Date of Issue: 10/2/1992

Type of Money: Bank note

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