The Anitkabir is the final resting place of Kemal Ataturk, founding father of the Republic of Turkey. Belonging to the Second National Architecture Movement, the mausoleum also has Seljuq and Ottoman elements in its design. The Road of Lions leading to the mausoleum is lined on both sides by 12 pairs of lions, representing the 24 Orghuz Turkic tribes. The Hall of Honor has a pyramidal ceiling with gold mosaics symbolizing the different ages of Anatolia - Hittite, Hellenic, Roman, Seljuk, Ottoman.The symbolic marble sarcophagus where visitors can pay their respects is here, and the actual mortal remains are exactly below in the tomb room, surrounded by brass pots containing soil samples from every province in Turkey. The museum also exhibits Ataturk’s belongings, clothes, medals and awards, along with presents from World leaders. The Başkomutan Meydan Muharebesi Kabartması or Battle of the Commander in Chief relief is also worth seeing.
Mebusevleri Mh., 06570 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey
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Anitkabir and Nearby Attractions on Map
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