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Entrepots

Entrepots

They were built with quarry stone, grog and brick and there are one each arched spans, which open to the sea on walls at adjoining spaces with collapsed cover of vault. Based on expression about trade by travelers like Ibn Battuta, Evliya Celebi for city identity of old part of Alanya and becoming a popular place for merchants of Egypt, Venice and Genoese, it can be said that these spaces served as entrepôts. Ibrahim Hakki Konyali wrote in his Alanya book that there was a wide wharf for docking between Shipyard and Red Tower, it was protected by tower of Red Tower and Cannon House and depots were kept for ship equipments, supplies and ammunition in the city side of the wharf, but a part of wharf and depots were demolished.