There Is An 800-Year-Old Mosque In Turkey Built Without Nails

Gökceli Mosque, located in the Turkish province of Samsun, is known as “Çivisiz Camii” — “Mosque without a nail”. It was built in 1206. During the construction of the building, a special technique of interlacing wooden beams without the use of nails was used. It was called “kurtboğazi” — “wolf throat”. Today the mosque is operational; thanks to its construction, it has stood for more than 800 years and withstood several earthquakes.