Total Solar Eclipse:
1999 August, 11
1:00 - -3:00 pm
Location: Amasya, Turkey
Amasya is an ancient city on the Harshene Mountain
near the Yesilirmak river in a valley in Central Anatolia.
Dating back to at least 5500 B.C., Amasya has a colorful history and
has entertained many civilizations including the very early Hitites,
Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seldjuks, Ottomans and most recently
the Republic of Turkey. Famous large tombs, which later became thrones,
are carved into the rocks of a mountain bordering the city.