800 year old hamman gets a new destination
In the beginning of August the 800 year old Artuklu Hamam in Hasankeyf, Turkey is successfully relocated over a distance of 2.7 km to a cultural park. In preperation of the relocation the hamman is provided with a prestressed concrete frame and jacked for 1,5 meters. The relocation was done with the help of special transport vehicles, so called SPMT’s. The hammam is positioned near Tomb Zeynel Bey, which was also relocated in May 2017.
The cultural heritage of Hasankeyf is threatened to become flooded as a result of the construction of a dam. By the relocation and restoration this important cultural heritage can be preserved for the future.