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There are a number of venerable mosques, such as the 13th-century Seljuk Burmali Mosque and the Bayezit II Mosque from 1495. Outside each is a Şirdivan, a roofed fountain with Koranic inscriptions in the ceiling, where scribes, clerics and palace ministers met. Some of the old houses have been turned into small museums, such as the Şehzadeler Museum, which reflects the life of the Ottoman princes in the city, and the Şerefeddin Sabuncuoğlu Medicine Museum, in a hospital building dating from 1309, while the Harezanlar Museum shows the traditional way of life in the 19th-century city and has a ground floor art gallery. The main, Amasya Museum contains mummies of Ilkhanli rulers .
Amasya is 125km south of Samsun, and is served both by rail and with an airport.
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