Index Anatolicus. A website to find out previous place names in Anatolia…

“The purpose of the project is to document all the place names already existing and used in the territory of the Republic of Turkey. There are currently 42156 current records and 33685 old place names in the database. We hope that these numbers will increase with the contribution of the users.”

I checked out my mother’s village in Bayburt:

“Dikmetaş Village – At the beginning of the 20th century, 25-30 households were Armenians, 15 households were Muslims population, and it had a church built in 1848.”

In fact, when I was 6 or 7, the ruins of the church were still there, next the to the village school, which is closed now due to lack of students.

I checked out on Google Streetview:

Right in the middle, there is a building, that’s the school. The church was on the left hand.

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