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The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.


Konya Archaeological Museum is a state archaeological museum in Konya, Turkey. Established in 1901, it had been relocated twice before moving to its present location in 1962. One of the most prominent displays in the museum is of sarcophagi and other antiquities from the ancient city of Çatalhöyük.


Karatay Madrasa is a madrasa built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan. . The collection of Karatay Museum was particularly enriched by the finds collected as of the 1970s in Kubadabad Palace royal summer residence on Lake Beyşehir shore, at eighty miles from Konya to the west.


Konya Ethnography Museum building was constructed for the purpose of education is first opened in 1975 as the Museum of Ethnography. In the basement of the three-storey building there are photographs, archives, warehouses and warehouses, carpet-kilim sections which are planned to be opened in 1998, which still continues to work with the central heating house.


Caravanserais have been used since the 10th century. Trade across Turkey in medieval Seljuk times was dependent on camel trains (kervan, anglicized as caravan), which stopped by night in inns known as kervansaray or caravanserai , literally ‘caravan palaces’. Caravanseraies were first seen in Central Asia during the times of Caravans, Ghaznavids and the Great Seljuk State.


Aziziye Mosque is an Ottoman mosque in Konya, Turkey. It is situated in the business center of the city. The original mosque had been commissioned between 1671 and 1676 by Damat Mustafa Pasha who was the husband of Hatice Sultan, the daughter of sultan Mehmet IV. But when it was ruined as a result of a fire in 1867, it was recommissioned by Pertevniyal in 1874.


Eşrefoğlu Mosque is a 13th-century mosque in Beyşehir, Konya Province, Turkey It is situated 100 metres north of the Beyşehir Lake. During the last years of Seljuks of Rum, various governors of Seljuks enjoyed a partial independency. They established their own semi independent principalities named Anatolian Beyliks. Eshrefids was a small beylik in center west Anatolia. After 1288, Süleyman Bey, the second bey of Eshrefids rebuilt the city of Beyşehir as a capital of his beylik. Although his beylik was relatively an unimportant political power, the city flourished as one of the cultural centers of Seljuk world. In 1296, he commissioned a mosque in Beyşehir, one of the greatest mosques during the Anatolian beylik period.


Isauria, Isaura Nova, Tris-Mines and Leontopolis names Lycaonia or ancient Greek in Iconium which is known as a city . The people of Isaura are known as an energetic and spoiled people. İsaura King Phillipe made many defenses to fall even though Alexander ‘s army could not resist. Later reconstructed Isaura was developed by P. Servilius, the last King of the Galatian Empire, and became the trading center of the region. Isauria Palea and Isauria Nova became two separate cities. But they both spoke the same language. The next period (Ammianus Marcellinus period) Dorla Koniah ‘s became the star and the capital. And as the first Christians and the development of Christianity, this country has become a pioneer. Many psychopaths lived here.


Kilstra Antique City is 34 km from Konya. South of the Hatunsaray Bucağının 16 km. It is located within the borders of Gökyurt Village in the northwest. Work done in BC III. It is understood that settlement is up to the century. Listradan (It is located on the historical royal road (Vig Seboste) which goes to Hatunsaray and goes to Mishtaya Beyşehir Many rock settlements have been established with the engraving of soft rocks like Kapodokya in Kilistra Antique city in the 7th century AD In 1998, In the rescue excavations carried out on behalf of the Konya Museum Directorate, cleaning, restoration and environmental restoration were carried out in the Cross Plan Chapel, Sümbül Church, Big Water Cistern and Shirrahanlar.