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Museum of Congressin Erzurum description and photos - Turkey: Erzurum. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museum of Congressin Erzurum.
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The building where the famous Erzurum Congress took place on July 23, 1919, is located on the city square of the same name. This building suffered a fire in 1925, after which all the wooden parts were destroyed. Later, the building was restored and renovated and transferred to the Lyceum of Arts. The hall and two adjacent rooms, which are located on the second floor of the building, are currently the exhibition space of the Erzurum Congress Museum.
The Congress in Erzurum gathered sixty-two delegates and took place in the building of an elementary school that still represented is a one-story building. The congress ran for fourteen days as a constituent assembly and ended its work on August 7, 1919. A ceasefire agreement was signed there at Mondoros. In those years, Erzurum was the most advanced city in which there was a massive awareness and understanding of the need for resistance. This congress is an important starting point in the history of the Turkish state. The first foundations of the War of Independence were laid on it, and the adopted resolutions became the cornerstones of the principles of the national struggle.
In the history of Turkey, therefore, this building plays a special role. Today, the Museum of Congress has the status of a private museum, it offers its visitors photographs of members of the Congress, their biographies, and can also present lists and order of speeches, and all preserved documents.
The building has two floors. There is also a basement floor. If you look at the building from the facade, you will notice that it was built with the finest consideration of symmetry. It has, besides the main entrance there are two more.
At the entrance, right at the threshold, there is a statue of Ataturk, and under the walls there are chairs, on the walls there is a map of the area, which indicates the delegations present from all settlements. Two more rooms are located on either side of the living room and are furnished with furniture of the time.
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