Diyarbakir

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on the road to Diyarbakır some local lads sing us a song (with our guide)

on the raod to Diyarbakır - Malabadi Bridge: a 12thC bridge spanning the Batman River

Diyarbakır - the narrow back streets

Diyarbakır - the narrow back streets

Diyarbakır - the narrow back streets

Diyarbakır - the narrow back streets

Diyarbakır - the narrow back streets

The area around Diyarbakır has been inhabited by humans since the stone age

Diyarbakır - the first major civilization to establish themselves in what is now Diyarbakır were the Hurrian kingdom of the Mitanni

The city was then ruled by nearly every polity that controlled Upper Mesopotamia such as the Assyrians, Urartu, Medes, Seleucids and Parthians

Diyarbakir - surrounded by an almost intact, dramatic set of high walls of black basalt

Diyarbakır - there are four gates into the old city and 82 watch-towers on the walls

Diyarbakır - the walls were built in antiquity, restored and extended by the Roman Emporer Constantinius II in 349AD

Diyarbakır - the walls are the second largest city walls in the world, after the Great Wall of China

Diyarbakır - a restored 11thC bridge over the Tigress River

Diyarbakır - a restored 11thC bridge over the Tigress River

Diyarbakır - views of the city walls

on the road out of Diyarbakır - pick a water melon, any water melon

on the road out of Diyarbakır - a purchase

 

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