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Old February 7th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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ŞANLIURFA: The Living Ancient City of The Prophets

On the great plain of High Mesopotamia, Sanli Urfa, known in ancient times first as Ur and later as Edessa, proudly exhibits the legacy of all the civilizations that have prospered in this region. In the second millennium B.C., it was a city of a Hurrite state. Tradition relates that Abraham was born in a cave near the area where the Mevlid Halil Mosque now stands. Today the cave is a pilgrimage site and flocks at pigeons don't seem to disturb the elderly men praying around the entrance. The remains of a castle with two lane Corinthian columns rising above the ruined walls, stands a tob a small crest. At the foot of the hills, the lovely Halil Rahman Mosque is built around a quiet pool in which sacred carp swim.

The 17th century Ottoman Ridvaniye Mosque aria the Firfirli Mosque, formerly the Church of the Apostles, are worth a detour. The archaeology and ethnography museum, one of the best in Turkey houses important Neolithic and Chalcolithic finds from the Lower Firat region. To capture the spirit of Sanli Urfa, wander through the vaulted eastern bazaar and linger in the courtyards of the old hans (inns); try to find Gumruk Hani and Barutcu Hani-they are the the most interesting.

Believed to be the ancient city of the same name mentioned in the Old Testament, Harran is known more now for its unusual beehive dwellings than as the place where Abraham spent several years of his life. The archaeological remains include those of the largest ancient Islamic University,city walls dating from the eighth century, four gates and a citadel. The GAP project will transform Harran into one of the most fertile areas in Turkey.




























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It is one of those ancient cities of all times.i have visited this city a couple of times. you ca easily spend a week or so without getting bored.Thanx Kuvvaci.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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Somebody says we always show the west of the Turkey. I guess they didn't see this thread before. I add new photos and hope everyone sees all...










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"YOU FIRE, BE COOL TO ABRAHAM"










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THE FACE OF THE REALITY

Here is South East...























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those park spaces are really beautiful - perfection in scale, ambience, elevation; and a natural equilibrium between nature and the built environment.

why can't we do stuff like this to the same degree of skill anymore?? (I exaggerate but I'm sure you understand my point . . .)
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those park spaces are really beautiful - perfection in scale, ambience, elevation; and a natural equilibrium between nature and the built environment.

why can't we do stuff like this to the same degree of skill anymore?? (I exaggerate but I'm sure you understand my point . . .)

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why can't we do stuff like this to the same degree of skill anymore?? (I exaggerate but I'm sure you understand my point
Because we don't add love, patience and holiness anymore. Look at Acropole, Giza, famous domes of Europe, and other buildings. Maybe we have wisdom now, but we don't have those feelings that old people had.
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people always say; you only show western Turkey, you dont show poor cities, south east Turkey etc...
look at this thread if you want to see a poor, backward city from south east Turkey(the poorest and the most probleamtic region of Turkey). it doesnt look a western city because its a poor city anyway its still far more developed than eastern neighbours of Turkey
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Also its developing level is not important. Here is the city of Abraham, that is enough.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 09:08 PM   #13
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It can be clearly seen that these regions are pooer than the western parts but it's really not that bad!
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I know I know I am very late, I had uploaded those but didn't had time to start a new thread.

Here is the Urfa part of my S.Eastern Turkey trip in March. Only Historical parts, taken in a rainy day.







































We stayed in a hotel, which was a mansion established in late 1800's.


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System_Halted these are wonderful pictures. Thank you friend. I want to cry, I am so touched. How many cities are there in the world and in the Middle East like this. Jerusalem, Şanlurfa and Mardin. Even Mecca is a modern city now. Thank you....
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very nice, System_Halted
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Pics by my dad

Not: Kuvvaci son fotolarin kirik linkleri ellerinden öper. [Sen düzeltene kadar ben bu msj'a ek olarak koydum, bu arada PM kutun dolmus]





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ŞANLIURFA

Şanlı Urfa



Area 18,584 km² (7,173 sq. miles), the largest province of Southeast Anatolia with:

* Adıyaman to the north;
* Syria to the south;
* Mardin and Diyarbakır to the east;
* Gaziantep to the west;

Şanlıurfa includes several major components of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (in Turkish Güneydogu Anadolu Projesi (GAP)) designed to:

* exploit the hydropower potential of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers;
* dramatically expand irrigation for agriculture; and
* develop the economy of the region.

This very large-scale, state-sponsored development project involved the damming, redirecting, hydroelectric tapping and other utilization of rivers in this broad, semi-arid region. (The rivers then flow into Syria and Iraq). The GAP project includes 22 dams, hundreds of miles of irrigation works.

Even before GAP, Şanlıurfa Province had the largest share of cultivated and cultivable land in the GAP region, due to its flatness and highly fertile, agricultural land. The Şanlıurfa and Harran Plains extend over an area of about 1,500 km² (579 sq. miles). Irrigating these plains is one of the most important components of GAP.

According to the 1990 census, Şanlıurfa Province contained 148,521 households, and the average household size was 6.74 persons. 71 % of household heads described their occupation as farming. In 1992, Şanlıurfa had the highest concentration of land ownership in Turkey, with a landless rate of 48%. While 5% of the families in the province owned 65% of the land, the vast majority (70%) owned only 10%.

Şanlıurfa’s average annual growth rate between 1985 and 1990 was 4.6%, considerably higher than both the national and regional averages.

History

In the second half of the second century BC, as the Seleucid monarchy disintegrated in the wars with Parthia (145 –129), Edessa became the capital of the Abgar dynasty, who founded the Kingdom of Osroene (also known in history as Kingdom of Edessa). This kingdom was established by Nabataean or Arab tribes from North Arabia, and lasted nearly four centuries (c.132 BC to 214), under twenty-eight rulers, who sometimes called themselves "king" on their coinage. Edessa was at first more or less under the protectorate of the Parthians, then of Tigranes of Armenia, then from the time of Pompey under the Romans. Following its capture and sack by Trajan, the Romans even occupied Edessa from 116 to 118, although its sympathies towards the Parthians led to Lucius Verus pillaging the city later in the second century. From 212 to 214 the kingdom was a Roman province. Caracalla was assassinated in Edessa in 217.

The literary language of the tribes which had founded this kingdom, was Aramaic, whence came the Syriac. Traces of Hellenistic culture were soon overwhelmed in Edessa, whose dynasty employs Syriac legends on their coinage, with the exception of the Syriac client king Abgar IX (179-214), and there is a corresponding lack of Greek public inscriptions.[4]

Rebuilt by Emperor Justin, and called after him Justinopolis (Evagrius, Hist. Eccl., IV, viii), Edessa was taken in 609 by the Sassanid Persia, soon retaken by Heraclius, but lost to the Muslim army under Rashidun Caliphate during the Islamic conquest of Levant in 638 A.D. The Byzantines often tried to retake Edessa, especially under Romanus Lacapenus, who obtained from the inhabitants the "Holy Mandylion", or ancient portrait of Christ, and solemnly transferred it to Constantinople, August 16, 944. This was the final great achievement of Romanus' reign. For an account of this venerable and famous image, which was certainly at Edessa in 544, and of which there is an ancient copy in the Vatican Library, brought to the West by the Venetians in 1207, see Weisliebersdorf, Christus und Apostelbilder (Freiburg, 1902), and Ernst von Dobschütz, Christusbilder (Leipzig, 1899).

In 1031 Edessa was given up to the Byzantines under George Maniakes by its Arab governor. It was retaken by the Arabs, and then successively held by the Greeks, the Armenians, the Seljuk Turks (1087), the Crusaders (1099), who established there the County of Edessa and kept the city until 1144, when it was again captured by the Turk Zengi, and most of its inhabitants were slaughtered together with the Latin archbishop (see Siege of Edessa). These events are known to us chiefly through the Armenian historian Matthew, who had been born at Edessa. Since the twelfth century, the city has successively belonged to the Sultans of Aleppo, the Mongols, the Mameluks, and from 1517 to 1918 to the Ottoman Empire.
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Some pictures and Urban Life from Urfa








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