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Byzantine Hippodrome In Istanbul

Byzantine Hippodrome In Istanbul

There is no better place to begin your visit than in the Byzantine Hippodrome which is in the center of the old city. Behind you is the massive bulk of Hagia Sophia, former church and mosque, to the E the domes and minarets of Blue Mosque blot out the sky, while not far away to the N are the courts and kiosks of Topkapı Sarayı, where Ottoman sultans dallied during long, perfumed days and nights …

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Diyarbakır Walls

Diyarbakır Walls

Diyarbakır Wall is the second longest wall of the world after Chinese wall and has not been known excatly who constructed it the first time. It is 5.5 kilometers long and its wideness changes between 3 and 5 meters and the height is 12 meters. It has an important role in Anatolian history. It is known that the wall was restored at the behest of Byzantine Empire, Constantius, in 349 A.D. The wall has 5 …

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Living History Mardin

Living History Mardin

Mardin was founded on the slopes of Mazıdağı where the place seperates Diyarbakır river basin and large Elcerize Plain in Syria and control all important roads. The most remarkable specialities of Mardin are the castle that was constructed on the top of the hill where is behind the city and the architecture which has cretaed with white stones. The stone houses, which appear to have been scattered at random across the steep, rocky side of …

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Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf was founded on the bank of Dicle River and in the border of Batman Province. The history of the city extends to 10.000 years ago and Hasankeyf is an openair museum in all respects. It is 40 metres far from the central of Batman  and the visitors who come from different destinations can firstly arrive to Batman by airplane and then use the minibuses which go to Hasankeyf. The Artukids ruled Hasankeyf for more …

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