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Abbara

Only donkeys and mules can navigate the old city’s narrow, steep streets, although porters are also used to transport goods. Lined with rows of houses, the labyrinthine streets of Mardin are connected to each other via covered passageways known as ‘abbara’. The term is derived from the Arabic word for a closed or gloomy space. The abbara wind between and ... Read More »