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Iznik a.k.a. İznik is a town and an administrative district in the Province of Bursa, Turkey. It was historically known as Nicaea, from which its modern name also derives. The town lies in a fertile basin at the eastern end of Lake İznik, bounded by ranges of hills to the north and south. As the crow flies, the town is only 90 kilometres southeast of Istanbul but by road it is 200 km around the Gulf of Izmit. It is 80 km by road from Bursa.

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Google previewGeomagnetics for Aeronautical Safety (2007)

A Case Study in and around the Balkans by Jean L. Rasson, Todor Delipetrov

Iznik is a site of great geophysical interest because a fault segment of the North Anatolian Fault Zone is nearby. Since 1986, 9 continuous geomagnetic total intensity stations have been running to observe the tectonomagnetic field in the ...

Google previewThe Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools (2008)

by Helen D. Hume

Iznik is an ancient town in Turkey that dates back to the time of Alexander ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (2009)

by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

Iznik had long produced simple pottery wares, such as the blue-and-black- painted earthenware known as Miletus ware, but some time in the late 15th century potters there began to produce blueand-white ceramics of a technical standard ...

Google previewDictionary of Islamic Architecture (2002)

by Andrew Petersen

Iznik is a town in north-west Anatolia famed for its pottery production during the Ottoman period. Under the Byzantines the town was known as Nicea and enclosed within a large circuit wall which still survives. The city was one of the first towns ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Isnic, Iznik (Nicaea, or Nice) is celebrated in the Jihdn Nicma, or nuw£ on account of its ancient fortifications, now in ruins; for its council of 318 monks, held in the time of Caesar, (KaTsar,) for the purpose of deciding upon poinU of the Christian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

Iznik vessels were either commissioned, or generally sold in the open marketplace. These vessels were emulations and reinterpretations of Chinese export porcelains (see porcelain), in response to demand for these types of wares by elites.

Google previewA classical dictionary of biography [&c.]. (1858)

by sir William Smith

side of the lake Ascania (Iznik) in Bithynia. Its site appears to have been occupied in very ancient times by a town called Attaea, and afterwards by a settlement of the Bottiaeans, called ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

Iznik),. and. one. archbishopric. (Trebizond),. but the suffragans seem to have disappeared. Asia was governed by the exarch of Ephesus, who ruled over twelve metropolitans with more than 350 suffragan bishops. Of these there remain ...

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