Author(s): Tu?çe KARAMEHMETO?LU
Living places have always been cultural treasures throughout the history. These cultural treasures sometimes refer to a belief or a sovereignty. People, by looking at these architectural structures, both remember their past and have a spiritual desire of relief. Just like holiness was attributed to numbers and colours, holiness was also attributed to the people lying in the tombs. Since, as a society, we had a defensive and combatant characteristics, both the castles and crossovers were also built for protection. The presence of a tomb next to Kastamonu Castle increases the significance of both of the architectural structures. Just as war is the foundation of a nation, its belief system has been the building block of that nation. They didn't neglect to believe when they fought. Ultimately it has established influence on society in the way both elements complement each other. Belief systems are sometimes based on believing in a river, a tree, an object, a shrine. The shrines and the people who lie in the mausoleum have always been considered sacred and have brought it from the past to the present.