Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia. It is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside (essential in this part of the world) and is thought to have been unchanged for at least 3,000 years. At the historical site the ruins of the city walls and fortifications are still in place, with one city gate standing, along with some other structures. Photo by mehmetsert75 • Instagram

Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia. It is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses

A typical odd-eyed Van Cat kitten.

Odd Eyed Van Kitten Wallpaper from Cats. The Van cat is a distinctive landrace of domestic cat, found mainly in the Lake Van region of eastern Turkey. It's large, all-white, & frequently odd eyed, which is natural for the breed.

Mardin, The name of the city is derived from the Syriac-Aramaic word meaning fortress. Most Syriac Orthodox churches and monasteries in the city were built on ancient pre christian temple sites and some are still active today.

Mardin, The name of the city is derived from the Syriac-Aramaic word meaning fortress. Most Syriac Orthodox churches and monasteries in the city were built on ancient pre christian temple sites and some are still active today.

Akhtamar Island, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The unique importance of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross comes from the extensive array of bas-relief carving of mostly biblical scenes that adorn its external walls. Clicking the image will take you to 14 days Eastern Turkey Tour offer from TurkeyVision

Akhtamar Island, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Turkey. The unique importance of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross comes from the extensive array of bas-relief carving of mostly biblical scenes that adorn its external walls.

It is not known when the last eruption of Ararat occurred; there are no historic or recent observations of large-scale activity recorded. It seems that Ararat was active in the 3rd millennium BC; under the pyroclastic flows, artifacts from the early Bronze Age and remains of human bodies have been found.Dr. Friedrich Parrot, with the help of Khachatur Abovian, was the first explorer in modern times to reach the summit of Mount Ararat, subsequent to the onset of Russian rule in 1829.

It is not known when the last eruption of Ararat occurred; there are no historic or recent observations of large-scale activity recorded. It seems that Ararat was active in the 3rd millennium BC; under the pyroclastic flows, artifacts from the early Bronze Age and remains of human bodies have been found.Dr. Friedrich Parrot, with the help of Khachatur Abovian, was the first explorer in modern times to reach the summit of Mount Ararat, subsequent to the onset of Russian rule in 1829.

Hasankeyf is an ancient city, and has been identified with the Ilanṣura of the Mari Tablet (c. 1800 BC). The Romans had built the Cephe fortress on the site and the city became the Kiphas fortress and a bishopric under the Byzantine Empire. It was conquered by the Arabs, in ca. 640, renamed Hisn Kayf. In the 12th century, the city was successively captured by the Artukids as their capital.

Hasankeyf is an ancient city, and has been identified with the Ilanṣura of the Mari Tablet (c. 1800 BC). The Romans had built the Cephe fortress on the site and the city became the Kiphas fortress and a bishopric under the Byzantine Empire. It was conquered by the Arabs, in ca. 640, renamed Hisn Kayf. In the 12th century, the city was successively captured by the Artukids as their capital.

The Old Tigris Bridge – Built in 1116 by the Artuqid Sultan Fahrettin Karaaslan, it replaced an older bridge. The bridge over the Tigris River is considered to be the largest from the Medieval Period. Support for the bridge was built with wood in case the bridge had to be removed in order to prevent an attack. Because of this, two piles and some foundation work are all that exist of the bridge today

The Old Tigris Bridge – Built in 1116 by the Artuqid Sultan Fahrettin Karaaslan, it replaced an older bridge. The bridge over the Tigris River is considered to be the largest from the Medieval Period. Support for the bridge was built with wood in case the bridge had to be removed in order to prevent an attack. Because of this, two piles and some foundation work are all that exist of the bridge today


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Mardin, The name of the city is derived from the Syriac-Aramaic word meaning fortress. Most Syriac Orthodox churches and monasteries in the city were built on ancient pre christian temple sites and some are still active today.

Mardin, The name of the city is derived from the Syriac-Aramaic word meaning fortress. Most Syriac Orthodox churches and monasteries in the city were built on ancient pre christian temple sites and some are still active today.

Akhtamar Island, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The unique importance of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross comes from the extensive array of bas-relief carving of mostly biblical scenes that adorn its external walls. Clicking the image will take you to 14 days Eastern Turkey Tour offer from TurkeyVision

Akhtamar Island, Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Turkey. The unique importance of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross comes from the extensive array of bas-relief carving of mostly biblical scenes that adorn its external walls.

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Mardin in the southeast region of Turkey

Mardin in the southeast region of Turkey

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