St. Emir Sheikh Tomb

St. Emir Sheikh Tomb

St. Emir Sheikh Tomb

It is estimated that it was built in 1179, although there wasn’t any knowledge about the construction of the tomb belonging to St. Emir Sheikh, who lived during the Abbasid period and had an important place in history. Although clear information about the sheikh who contributed to the spirituality of Erzurum has not been reached to present day, the stories told from ear to ear are famous. Emir Sheikh, who lived during the Abbasid period, is said to have come to Erzurum for the task of being a spiritual guide.St. Emir Sheikh, who came to Erzurum from Kars on the orders of his own sheikh, died here and his tomb is built here to bring up the people like himself. Despite all the attacks carried out in Erzurum over the centuries, St. Emir Sheikh tomb, which managed to maintain his presence, unfortunately does not have an inscription of the tomb that has reached today. According to the inscriptions of Ketencizade Rustu, it is known that the tomb was built in 1179 in the time of Saltukoğlu Sultan Mehmet Kizilarslan. In order to go to the tomb of The Emir Sheikh, you must go down a five-digit staircase through a door that opens through the masjid. The dome-shaped tomb contains three empty pals. The dome of the tomb made of cut stone has two arches.

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