Şanlıurfa Archaeology
Şanlıurfa Archaeology

Since the outcome of the ice Age, Şanlıurfa has always been populated by humans: this is explained by the availability of fertile lands rich of water, wild animals and plant species as well as the Euphrates river, forming a natural border between...

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Oringin Of The Name Sanliurfa
Oringin Of The Name Sanliurfa

Şanlıurfa is commonly known with its most recent original name of Urfa, even if Şanlıurfa is the official name since 1984. During the Independence War, Urfa inhabitants resisted the siege and organised an uprising against the French army: the...

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Culture & Traditions
Culture & Traditions

Since the outcome of the ice Age, Şanlıurfa has always been populated by humans: this is explained by the availability of fertile lands rich of water, wild animals and plant species as well as the Euphrates river, forming a natural border between...

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Heritage of Humanity; Gobeklitepe
Heritage of Humanity; Gobeklitepe

Göbeklitepe, the belief center of about 12 thousand years ago, is an archaeological treasure whose star has been shining all over the world recently. Göbeklitepe, which is about 18 kilometers from Şanlıurfa and located on the Tek Tek Mountains...

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Agriculture, Rural Life & Water
Agriculture, Rural Life & Water

Şanlıurfa is the place where the first agricultural activities were recorded about 10,000 years ago. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned and start to collect seeds from the vegetation, preserve and plant them on the steppes of Şanlıurfa for the...

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A Brief History Of Sanliurfa
A Brief History Of Sanliurfa

It is not easy to write a brief history of Şanlıurfa as the upper Mesopotamia is one of the oldest settlement areas of the world. The prehistoric discoveries, especially over the last 25 years, indicates that the recorded history of Şanlıurfa...

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Haleplibahçe Mosaic Museum
Haleplibahçe Mosaic Museum

Haleplibahçe Mosaic Museum, included in Şanlıurfa Museum Complex, was discovered during construction works of a parking lot by the municipality and reconstructed in-situ on the Ancient Roman Villa.  The mosaics found on the ground of the...

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Sıra Nights
Sıra Nights

Joining a ‘sıra’ night is one of the essentials of an Urfa trip. Originally, ‘sıra’ night is an event of people’s assembly gatherings special to Urfa. In the past, the prominent figures of the city used to gather in these assemblies, discuss and...

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Travel Agencies

HALİLİYE TOURISM A Atatürk neighborhood Atatürk boulevard Cebeci İş Hanı, apartment no:54/27 Haliliye 0532 680 37 75 AYNEYN TOURISM A Kurtulus quarter 1001 street No:4/3 Eyyübiye 0414 215 55 62 BAHÇEŞEHİR TOURISM A Narlıkuyu neighborhood 113th...

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Urfa Castle
Urfa Castle

It is believed that Urfa Castle was built on a Neolithic settlement area dating back to 10,000 BC. The first written records about the Castle is from the 11th century. It is believed to be built in the Assyrian period between 812-814 AD. King of...

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