Sanliurfa and Harran (August 2009)

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General view of the town of Sanliurfa.

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The citadel (Kale).

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Inscription on one of the two columns in the Kale.

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Mosques.

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Balikli Gol (basin) and Halilur Rahman Cami (mosque).

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Covered bazaar (Bedesten).

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Courtyards in the bazaar.

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Harran, located 60 km SE of Sanliurfa near the border with Syria, was a major city in ancient time.

 

Beehive houses in Harran.

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Roof of a beehive house seen from inside.

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Ruins of what is said to be the world‛s first Islamic university in Harran.

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