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Seljuk Museum


Gevher Nesibe Hospital and Gıyasiye Madrasa, also known as the "Double Madrasa", were built by Seljuk rulers II. It was built in 1205-1206 by his brother Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev I, upon the will of Kılıçarslan's daughter, Gevher Nesibe Sultan. Drawing attention with its simple architecture, the social complex is one of the most important structures of Anatolian architectural history that has survived to the present day.
Although it was partially repaired during the Ottoman Period, extensive restoration works were carried out starting from the 1960s while it was in ruins. It has been used as the Medical History Museum by Erciyes University since the 1980s. In 2012, with the transfer of the use of Çifte Madrasa to the Metropolitan Municipality, efforts to establish the Seljuk Museum began.
 
Minor repairs in the building, especially the roof, the creation of the museum collection and the preparation of its content continued intensively for 2 years. In the end, this monumental work, which is an important part of the local and universal cultural heritage as well as its historical and imaginary value for the city, was converted into a museum introducing the Anatolian Seljuk world in different aspects by the Metropolitan Municipality and was opened on February 21, 2014.
 
The museum, focusing on the Anatolian Middle Ages and the Seljuk Civilization, based on the history of the city, was planned with a thematic approach. In one part, it is a museum that highlights the civilization related to the Seljuk Civilization, and in the other part, it highlights the feature of a oratory.  In the section related to the Seljuk Civilization; 'Seljuk City', 'architecture', 'art', 'science', 'clothing' with elements such as 'Seljuks in Kayseri', 'Seljuks in Anatolia' There are sections such as. In the part about healing; 'diseases', 'treatment methods and instruments', 'scientists', 'pharmacy', 'water and health', 'treatment with music', 'treatment with color' There are parts like.
 
 In addition to the works of the Seljuk and recent periods exhibited in the museum, there are areas containing interactive and technological visuals. Thus, our visitors; He obtains information about the Seljuk Civilization by listening, trying, applying and using technological tools. In addition, there are cartoons and various games in our children's room so that children will love the museum and the Seljuks. There are also venues within the museum where various concerts and cultural activities will be held.
 


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