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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

GRAVESTONE OF ARMENIAN ARCHITECT GARABET BALYAN FOUND AT CONSTRUCTION SITE IN ISTANBUL

18:04, 23 Jan 2015
Siranush Ghazanchyan

The lost gravestone of Garabet Balyan, the architect of the Dolmabahce
Palace, and a member of the Balyan family praised by Turkish President
Erdogan as 'competent masters' of their art, was discovered at an
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality construction site in Kartal,
Agos reports.

On 6 June 2014, at the opening of the renovated Ortaköy Mosque,
Erdogan made a speech in which he praised Nigogos Balyan, the architect
of the mosque, and a member of the Balyan family, with the words,
"It was an Armenian architect who created this work of art. Our
forefathers displayed a different mentality in selecting him, and
they gave the job to a competent master."

The lost gravestone of Garabet Balyan, the architect of the Dolmabahce
Palace, among the symbolic monuments of Istanbul, was discovered at
an Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality construction site in Kartal.

It is well known that many significant 19th century buildings in
Istanbul are the work of architects from the Balyan family. Garabet
Balyan was the architect of historically significant buildings such
as the Dolmabahce Palace, the GumuÅ~_suyu Military Hospital and the
Dolmabahce Valide Sultan Mosque.

The gravestone was found in the area between the buildings on the
construction site used for many years by the IBB after they were
demolished. Other gravestones and epitaphs featuring Armenian script
were also discovered in addition to Balyan's gravestone.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
Aug 8 2017
 
 
A film on the Palyan architects family is shot
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A film on the Palyans, an Armenian family of architects that worked in Ottoman Empire, is currently being shot with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Turkey. The director is Karo Babayan. The shooting is expected to be completed this year.

The Palyan family was a famous 18-19 centuries family of architects, artists and public figures from Kayseri. The main part of their architectural activity was implemented in Constantinople. Using the new tendencies of European architecture as well as Byzantine and Armenian traditions Palyans brought European features to the Turkish architecture by which the ways of its future development were defined in a certain degree. The Armenian origins of Palyans are usually kept silent about in Turkey.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:13 PM

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