Presentation on theme: "Sultanhani Caravanseri By Susan Daly. The Sultanhani Caravanseri was built in 1229 by the Seljuk Turks. After a fire, it was restored in 1278 and became."— Presentation transcript:
The Sultanhani Caravanseri was built in 1229 by the Seljuk Turks. After a fire, it was restored in 1278 and became the largest Caravanseri in their empire. These forts were built as far apart as a camel could walk in a day, about 20 kilometers.
A sign shows worshipers which way to face Mecca.
The Caravanseri were built to protect the very valuable trade along this end of the Silk Roads. They were free to all traders and provided a wide variety of services including veterinary care and doctors. Each commander was responsible for any goods which entered so that no trader feared being robbed while inside. These shelters were spaced to be reachable in a days walk by a camel caravan.
Rooms for traders to sleep in and eat. There was also a bath, doctor and a kitchen area.
Main entrance to the animal and cargo storage area.