National Geographic : 1941 Sep
00 Each Trail to This Anatolian Cattle Market Is a Memory Lane, Going FarBack into History No wonder Sebin Karahisar is a place of boots and saddles, of blacksmiths and camel bells. This town, perchedonahigh saddle above theKelkit River, isa caravan center dating back to Xenophon's retreating Greeks and Tamerlane's triumphant horde. Caravans set outfrom here toward Mount Ararat, Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Black Sea, and the railroad terminal at Sivas. Donkeys, mules, horses, sheep, and cattle are bartered inthe bazaar.