Risto Isomäki: Sands of SarasvatiEnvironmental activist, and author of both science fiction and non-fiction literature was born in Turk on the 8th of June 1961. His favourite topic is a blend of ecological and apocalyptic themes and issues connected to the process of globalization in relation to the developing world. In 1994 he received the Most Promising Science Fiction Writer Award by the European Science Fiction Association. His most successful title is the eco-thriller Sands of Sarasvati, which was awarded several prizes and which was also published in a comics version in 2008. The story takes place in the near future when archaeologists discover underwater ruins of mysterious cities and reach a conclusion that mankind is in an immediate danger.
This Muslim crypt at the root of the Budin Pink Hill evokes a picture of Hungary during the Turkish occupation. The memorial has been damaged several times in the past and only gained its current appearance in 1962. The location not only offers a unique view of the town itself but is also a pilgrimage destination of Muslims living in Hungary.