Orientations of monumental architectural remains at Kerkenes Dağ


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016

Student: AYŞE IRAZ ALPAY

Supervisor: DENİZ BURCU ERCİYAS

Abstract:

This thesis aims to investigate astronomical intention of the founders of the city at Kerkenes Dağ through architectural remains and city sculptures. The excavations result suggests the idea that the whole city was planned from an ideal urban concept containing all essential elements with their specified locations. In this study, possible astronomical intentions at Kerkenes is analysed through the examination of structural orientations in relation to the direction of astronomical objects upon the horizon where rising or setting point of prominent celestial bodies take place.