Typescript letter signed 'Semavi Eyice', sent to Dr. Cemal [Kozanoglu], (1927-2001).

Typescript letter signed 'Semavi Eyice', sent to Dr. Cemal [Kozanoglu], (1927-2001).

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SEMAVI EYICE, (Turkish art historian and archaeologist, who specialized in the study of Byzantine and Ottoman art in Istanbul), (1922-2018).

TC Istanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Bizans Sanati Tarihi Kürsüsü Letterhead, Isst., 1981.

Original typescript letter signed by Semavi Eyice. Some autograph corrections as well by Eyice. 31x22,5 cm. In Turkish. Twenty lines. 7.5.1981 dated. He mentions Fatih Mosque in Silivri which transformed from an old Byzantine church. The letter includes very interesting information Silivri, and Selimbria, with its ancient name. For instance, in the 1960s, the district governor of Silivri sold the land of this church/mosque for five Turkish Lira per square meter. In addition to this, he says that Silivri is a Turkish district were always destroyed its own historical artifacts. In the continuation of the letter, he indicates that he adds to this sending an off-print including his article related to the Byzantine monuments in Thrace and containing mentioned church in Silivri. 

Signed by the author.