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Dayro d-Mor Gabriel is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world.  It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey.

Dayro d-Mor Gabriel is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey.

Interior of Meryem Ana Kilisesi - Church of the Virgin Mary - Diyarbakir - Turkey

Interior of Meryem Ana Kilisesi - Church of the Virgin Mary -Armenian church in Diyarbakir - Turkey

Wall detail: The Great Mosque (detail), Diyarbakir, Turkey (1091)

Wall detail: The Great Mosque (detail), Amed, Kurdistan

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.

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.

Diyarbakir Ulu Cami

Diyarbakir Ulu Cami

Diyarbakir, Turkey

Minaret on four columns, Diyarbakir, Turkey

Tarihi Malabadi Köprüsü, dünyada taş köprüler içerisinde kemeri en geniş olandır. Diyarbakır, Türkiye http://www.biletbilet.com/etiket/1005/diyarbakir-ucak-bileti

Tarihi Malabadi Köprüsü, dünyada taş köprüler içerisinde kemeri en geniş olandır. Diyarbakır, Türkiye http://www.biletbilet.com/etiket/1005/diyarbakir-ucak-bileti

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Sits right on the Syrian border.

Two ancient skeletons found in each other's arms in a grave in Turkey might be the oldest known embracing couple, archaeologists say. The remains, believed to be those of a 30-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, were found last week in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir. The team carrying out the excavations found the remains under the floor of an ancient house at the Hakemi Use excavation site in Turkey's Bismil district. The researchers dated the skeletons to 6100 B.C.,

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.

Ancient Sumer: Bridge over the Tigris at Diyarbakir.

The Tigris river. Roman bridge at Amida (modern Diyarbakır, Turkey).