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Turkey (Turkiye in Turkish) is a country located at a point where the 3 continents of the old world (Asia, Africa and Europe) are closest to each other and where Asia and Europe more... meet.Because of its geographical location, Anatolia has always been imporoved...
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Turkey (Turkiye in Turkish) is a country located at a point where the 3 continents of the old world (Asia, Africa and Europe) are closest to each other and where Asia and Europe meet.Because of its geographical location, Anatolia has always been imporoved...
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Hasankeyf is the most popular area of the vicinity due to its historic wealth. The city stands as living evidence to the multifaceted cultural foundations of the Arabs, Seljuks, Mongolians and Ottomans and houses a plethora of valuable remnants from the past. The place is a major tourist attraction with its unlimited treasure of antique civilizations. Sadly, most of it will be lost under the flows of rivers after the completion of the GAP project for building dams in the region. Work is already on to salvage as much of historical evidence as possible.
  • 1 Jul 2007
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Hasankeyf is the most popular area of the vicinity due to its historic wealth. The city stands as living evidence to the multifaceted cultural foundations of the Arabs, Seljuks, Mongolians and Ottomans and houses a plethora of valuable remnants from the past. The place is a major tourist attraction with its unlimited treasure of antique civilizations. Sadly, most of it will be lost under the flows of rivers after the completion of the GAP project for building dams in the region. Work is already on to salvage as much of historical evidence as possible.
  • 30 Jun 2007
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Hasankeyf is the most popular area of the vicinity due to its historic wealth. The city stands as living evidence to the multifaceted cultural foundations of the Arabs, Seljuks, Mongolians and Ottomans and houses a plethora of valuable remnants from the past. The place is a major tourist attraction with its unlimited treasure of antique civilizations. Sadly, most of it will be lost under the flows of rivers after the completion of the GAP project for building dams in the region. Work is already on to salvage as much of historical evidence as possible. The golden era of Hasankeyf was as the capital of the Artuklu Seljucks. A grand fortress was built during the time on wonderful limestone structures. The remains of the fortress are a sight to be seen. The other spots of prominence are the wide bridge over Tigris, the Ulu Mosque, the Cizre Bridge, Carsi Mosque, Veysel Karani tomb, Zeynel Bey's tomb, Rizk Mosque, Koc Mosque and Eyyubi Tomb. Most of these historical representations are symbols of the architectural and aesthetic tastes of the flourishing civilizations. Currently, tourists will find small rest rooms and eating joints in the numerous caves of Hasankeyf. You can enjoy a truly remarkable experience when you see history so closely in the magnificent remnants of the place. This mosque - the Ulu of Great Mosqu - in the Kale region is from 1325, it is called the oldest monument of the Eyyubians on a notice nearby. Under it are big tanks for storing huge quantities of water. This is the minaret or what's left of it. The jewels are the ancient citadel and several mosques, in particular, Ulu Mosque. Also visit the world's oldest universities at Midyat and Mardin Darulzafeyran where you will discover highlights of Assyrian civilization.
  • 29 Jun 2007
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Batman is one of the most renowned Anatolian provinces of Turkey. The region is famous for its historical glory and natural richness. Batman enjoys the flow of the namesake river, which joins the Tigris ultimately. Apart from the natural verve and beauty that the rivers generate, Batman is adorned by the magnificent Taurus Mountains. The mountain range lends the landscape unparalleled beauty. The Malabadi Bridge is an impressive structure over the river in Batman. The oil industry has brought a lot of development to the area. The region is well connected via railways and extensive highways. Like its unusual name, Batman promises an unusual vacation for you. So make a point to visit this place while in Turkey Though Hasankeyf is the main attraction in Batman, there are other places of interest too, like the tomb of Veysal Karani, who was a renowned Islamic spiritual thinker. It is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites in Batman. The Carsi Mosque is another significant place where you could visit when you are at Batman. Some of the most renowned hotels in Batman are the Asko Hotel, the Izgi Turhan Hotel Batman Centre, the Zeki Hotel and the Bozogullari Hotel. The Zeki Hotel, Batman Centre is a Three Star lodge situated in the very midst of the city hub, to be precise at the City Center. It is not too far from the airport too, so that you do not have to travel a great distance on arriving at Batman. A reasonably priced hotel, the Zeki is well stocked up on essential services like the laundry, generator, garage, sauna, salon, conference rooms, etc. The Bozogullari Hotel Batman Centre is also a 3 star hotel that is also the most popular in Batman. Also located in the City Center this hotel promises you with a luxurious stay at Batman. Carpets, kilims, gold, silver ornaments and antique pieces, you get everything at Batman. The unique tastes of Turkish Bazaars and the common sights and sounds of the marketplace remain as one of the most pleasurable memories from Batman.
  • 29 Jun 2007
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in Hasankeyf, for entering, we should before pass the Tigris. Nowadays, we pass the river by a modern and steeled bridge, built next to the old bridge of 1116, which only the basis and more... an arch remain, and three stoned pillars that spring out of water like three fingers showing the sky. The bridge was famous in its time and the Arabian geographer Yakut (1079-1129) described it like one of the most beautiful works he ever saw. The last mention of that bridge came from the Italian traveler Barbaro, who saw it still undestroyed in 1510.
  • 22 Jun 2007
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Hasankeyf is a antique place of Batman city of Turkey at the Tigris River on the Road.The modern modern bridge of Hasankeyf is now spans that more... river, but the impressive remains of a much older bridge are more... standing tall. High rocks house thousands of rock houses, and support a mosque and the remains of an extensive ancient city, now in ruins. The town was founded in Roman times as a border post with Persia. It started out as Cephe or Kiphas, and was renamed Hisn Kayfa by the Arabs who conquered it in 640. Later Artokids and Ajjadubids ruled, until the Mongols plundered it so thoroughly in 1260 that it never regained its glory. The age of the old bridge is unknown, it has been restored in 1116 by the Ortokid Fahr ed-Din Kara Arslan. In the Kale or citadel one can find the remains of an Ortokid palace (not very impressive, though) and a Ulu or Great Mosque. For years the town was expected to be drowned by the waters of another artifical lake, like there are a lot in these areas (the Ilusu Dam Project). The last I heard was that there were troubles in financing that project, partly because of the growing protests against the cultural vandalism involved. I hope this treasure will be visible for many years to come. However, I later read that in August 2006 the decision was made to flood the place after all. Hopefully the 40 million euro reserved for saving cultural treasures will help save some of what you can see here, but much will disappear.
  • 21 Jun 2007
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Hasankeyf is a antique place of Batman city of Turkey at the Tigris River on the Road.The modern modern bridge of Hasankeyf is now spans that more... river, but the impressive remains of a much older bridge are more... standing tall. High rocks house thousands of rock houses, and support a mosque and the remains of an extensive ancient city, now in ruins. The town was founded in Roman times as a border post with Persia. It started out as Cephe or Kiphas, and was renamed Hisn Kayfa by the Arabs who conquered it in 640. Later Artokids and Ajjadubids ruled, until the Mongols plundered it so thoroughly in 1260 that it never regained its glory. The age of the old bridge is unknown, it has been restored in 1116 by the Ortokid Fahr ed-Din Kara Arslan. In the Kale or citadel one can find the remains of an Ortokid palace (not very impressive, though) and a Ulu or Great Mosque. For years the town was expected to be drowned by the waters of another artifical lake, like there are a lot in these areas (the Ilusu Dam Project). The last I heard was that there were troubles in financing that project, partly because of the growing protests against the cultural vandalism involved. I hope this treasure will be visible for many years to come. However, I later read that in August 2006 the decision was made to flood the place after all. Hopefully the 40 million euro reserved for saving cultural treasures will help save some of what you can see here, but much will disappear.
  • 20 Jun 2007
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Hasankeyf is a small antique village of Batman city of Turkey. This movie has some good and new pictures of Hasankeyf with slide show !
  • 16 Jun 2007
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Hasankeyf is a antique town of Batman city of Turkey which is at the Tigris river on the road.The Tidris River curls up ond flows from North to the South. Being Iocoted close to it os most of the tradewos done overthe river Hosonkeyf also developped commer- ciolly ond economicoly. HASANKEYF AT ANTIQUE AGES In Periods B.C. whot historicol developments took ploce ot Hasankeyf ond who ruled ore included in the dork poges of history. There is no written source per- toining to this subject. Archeologic works to be made in future wilbring Iight to the issue. But it is possible to soy thot Hosonkeyf wos the most fovourite ploce for the tribes who ruled in Mesopotomio.
  • 14 Jun 2007
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in Hasankeyf, During the brief reign of the Ak Koyunlu Turkomen in Hasankeyf in the late fifteenth century, the city was chosen for the (tomb) of Zeynel Bey, the eldest son of Uzun Hasan. The tomb is on the north bank of the Tigris across from the city. Zeynel Bey died in battle in 1473, and was buried in a circular brick tomb glazed with navy blue and turquoise tiles built by architect Pir Hasan. The building is a cylinder of diagonal patterns made using brick and tile, with a pointed arch portal doorway on the north and a window in the south wall. Above the main shaft is a slightly smaller diameter shaft, which has small windows in each of the cardinal directions an carries a hemispherical dome.
  • 14 Jun 2007
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The Old Tigris Bridge Of The Hasankeyf was built in 1116 by Artukid Fahrettin Karaaslan. It probably replaced an older one for when Hasankeyf was conquered by the Arabs in 638, they mentionned the existence of a bridge. This magnificent bridge was also considered to be the largest in the Medieval Period. The opening between the two middle piles which carried the large vault is 40 meter. This vault was made of wood so that it could be removed to prevent access to the city in case of danger. However, it seems that this property shortened the life of the Bridge.
  • 12 Jun 2007
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