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Harran - a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia

Harran - The earliest records of Harran come from Ebla tablets (late 3rd millenium BCE)

Premedieval Harran has been associated with the biblical place Haran; the biblical site where Abram and his family encamped as mentioned in Genesis

Harran - was the chief home of the Mesopotamian moon god Sin, under the Assyrians and Neo-Babylonians/Chaldeans and even into Roman times

Harran - By the 19th century BCE, Harran was established as a merchant outpost due to its ideal location

a wonderful lunch of boiled wheat, cucumber and tomato salad and egg plant and tomato stew topped off with dried chili and pomegranate sauce

Harran - famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood

The design of these makes them cool inside (essential in this part of the world) and is thought to have been unchanged for at least 3,000 years

The beehive houses of Harran

The beehive houses of Harran - the animal skin hanging in the centre is where the cheese would have been stored

The beehive houses of Harran

The beehive houses of Harran

The beehive houses of Harran

 

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