AMASYA AND STATUES OF FERHAT AND ŞİRİN

AMASYA AND STATUES OF FERHAT AND ŞİRİN

Rumor has it that Amasya, which is known to most of us with its sweet apples, is actually the city where the star-crossed lovers Ferhat and Şirin had lived. Moreover, Ferhat Mountain that was accepted as the one that was digged by Ferhat to marry Şirin greets the people with the symbol of the city: the statues of Ferhat and Şirin. As if the five meter tall large statues that portray the deaths of Ferhat and Şirin are telling us that one can achieve the impossible for love no matter how it ends.

The statues depict the moment that Ferhat throws his stone axe in the air when he hears the news that Şirin is dead. After he throws the axe in the air, it drops on his head and he dies right there. Şirin who hears the bad news goes to his side, and throws herself down the rocks, because she doesn’t want to live with the pain. The lovers are buried side by side where they died. Amasya Municipiality had their statues and the Museum of Lovers built on the mountain that was rumored to be the one that they died. You can witness the humane and divine loves that were experienced in these lands at the museum, which is situated in the Ferhat Water Channel Vicinity, on the right side before reaching the center of Amasya. If you happened to go to Amasya, please do not pass by without visiting the Museum of Lovers to feel the love for your loved ones, life, and nature once again.

You can visit the following seven sections at the museum:
The Section of Kerem and Aslı: The section consists of statues that depict the lovers.
The Section of Layla and Majnun: The statues that depict the moment Majnun begins to pray when he is wandering the desert for Layla’s love.
The Section of Romeo and Juliet: The statues portray the meeting of Romeo and Juliet on the balcony at this section.
The Section of Poets: A depiction takes place at this section where poet such as Âşık Veysel, Dadaloğlu, and Köroğlu sit under the branches of a tree.
The Section of Mimar Sinan and Mihrimah Sultan: A miniature of Amasya Castle, depictions of Mimar Sinan and Mihrimah Sultan take place in this section.
The Section of Love Culture: This section depicts the lovers that see each other secretly in the old times.
The Section of Divine Love: In this dimly lit section, the child figure in the middle is reading Quran, also models that portray Yunus Emre, Mevlana, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, and Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli take place. The models can be seen through key holes.