Amazing Mardin...Mardin is one of the oldest settled areas in upper Mesopotamia. Excavations done in the 1920s discovered remains in the area that dated to 4000 BCE. The first known civilization were the Subarians who were then succeeded in 3000BCE by the Hurrians. The Elamites gained control around 2230 BCE. and were followed by the Babylonians, Hittites, Assyrians, Romans and Byzantines.
This couple found in Turkey were engaged in the oldest known embrace in the world, dating back to 6100 B. Experts believe these two were part of the ancient people of Hassunan and could have been executed for a crime of passion.