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Castles in Mardin

Mardin Castle

Mardin Castle which called eagle’s home, lived victories and disappointments. A king called Şah Buhari who adored the sun, stayed the Mardin Castle. The patient king recovered when staying this castle. Therefor Şah Buhari lived here throughout 12 years. After, he sited the people of Pers and Babel in Mardin. Eagle Castle was the source of inspiration a lot of ... Read More »

Sirvan Castle

Mardin Nusaybin, Günyurdu northeast of the village, this castle is located between the villages of Degirmencik with Turgutlu V. century were made in order to safeguard against the Byzantines by the Sassanids. Castles made ​​of cut stone and rubble stone. Today, research is conducted in a dilapidated condition and that the plan of the castle is a enough information about ... Read More »

New Castle (Sacli Ali)

Mardin, Midyat-Nusaybin caravan crossing the narrow strait on the road, at the foot of the mountain, deep in the valley, the castle formed of a single piece of Byzantine Emperor rocky plain II.Constantinius’ s built on the orders of Dimitrios. Head of the public ascribed to the castle where the name originated from Ali is not known. Castle Midyat-Nusaybin been ... Read More »

Haytam Fortress (Turabdin-Dimitriyus)

Built in 351 by Constantius II, the son of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, the fortress changed hands many times as a result of the political upheavals in the region. The fortress is located very near to the Deyr-ul Umur Monastery. Read More »

Rahabdium (Hafemtay) Fortress

This Roman fortress is set on a peak near the Syrian border. The Nusaybin-Midyat caravanserai route passed through the valley to the east. The Hafemtay Fortress served as a Roman outpost against Syrian incursions, and was long fought over by the Arabs and Romans. The fortress stretches from south to north and has 14 towers and two watchtowers. The fortifying ... Read More »