Kümbet in Phrygia




The tomb of Solon  

The lion grave in Kümbet (Aslanli Magbet) dates back to the Phrygian period. In the Roman epoch it was used again as a burial place.
The tomb is named after Solon, whose name is written in the inscription on the lintel of the main room.


The gable of the tomb  

The triangular gable shows on both sides an eagle relief with a shield in the middle. The tabula ansata below the gable contains two lion reliefs arranged on both sides of the central cup.


Former residence of a regional prince  

Not far from Solon's tomb is the residence of the Derebey Yarım Aga, a regional prince who opened his residence here in the second half of the 18th century and maintained an independent position vis-à-vis the Sultan, who was beaten into the soft tuff.






The foundations of this residence were carved from the soft rock. The family lost its independence in 1826 with the annihilation of the Janissaries by Sultan Mahmut II and was deprived of power. The residence fell apart and the reusable building material was reused in the houses of the villagers.



Himmet Baba Türbesi  



Between the tomb of Solon and the remains of the residence of the Derebey family Yarım Aga there is an old Ottoman/Turkish cemetery with the Kümbet Dede Türbesi. Kübbet Dede was in the 13th century as a holy worshipped shepherd. The stork's nest at the top of the door, visible from afar, gives the building a very special, picturesque touch.





Door lintel at Himmet Baba Türbesi


The hexagonal tomb was built in the 13th century using Byzantine marble fragments. These spoils belonged to a Byzantine settlement proven in the valley before Kümbet, of which only spoils can be found in Kümbet and especially in Karaören.
The cemetery was bordered in 2016/2017 and the door was restored with some effort. In 2015 a "village keeper" was appointed due to the increased interest in Kümbet's sights.

Photos: @chim, Monika P.    
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Source: Wikipedia and others