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Hasankeyf at the Tigris River in Turkey

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Hasankeyf is a small village at the Tigris River, on the road between Batman and Midyat. A modern bridge now spans that river, but the impressive remains of a much older bridge are standing tall. High rocks house thousands of rock houses, and support a mosque and the remains of an extensive ancient city, now in ruins. The town was founded in Roman times as a border post with Persia. It started out as Cephe or Kiphas, and was renamed Hisn Kayfa by the Arabs who conquered it in 640. Later Artokids and Ajjadubids ruled, until the Mongols plundered it so thoroughly in 1260 that it never regained its glory. The age of the old bridge is unknown, it has been restored in 1116 by the Ortokid Fahr ed-Din Kara Arslan. In the Kale or citadel one can find the remains of an Ortokid palace (not very impressive, though) and a Ulu or Great Mosque. The town is to be submerged by the waters of an artifical lake, like there are a lot in these areas (the Ilisu Dam Project) despite protests against the cultural vandalism involved. For that reason I decided to pay the town another visit in June 2010. I found the ancient türbe was being restored (the labourers explained: to be moved later to a dry spot, they did not know how). A nearby hamam (Turkish bath) was to be drowned, and was being prepared for possible survival until later generations might want to safe it yet. I used a fish eye a lot, some shots are bizarre, but they show how much there is to see in a rather compact space. The fortified part of town on top was closed for restoration so no new shots from up there. I will sort the pictures with earlier ones, and may add captions once I have the time.

HASANKEYF

Hasankeyf, Dicle Nehri’nde, Batman ve Midyat yolu arasında küçük bir köy. O nehirde şimdi modern bir köprü uzanıyor, ama çok daha eski bir köprünün etkileyici kalıntıları hala duruyor. Yüksek kayalar, binlerce kaya eve ev sahipliğı yapıyor, ve bir camiyi ve şimdi harabe olan, büyük ve tarihi bir şehrin kalıntılarını destekliyor. İlçe, Roma zamanında, İran’a sınır karakolu olarak kurulmuş. Önce, Cephe veya Kiphas denmiş ve burayı 640’ta fetheden Araplar tarafından Hisn Kayfa olarak yeniden adlandırılmış. Daha sonra, 1260’ta Moğollar orayı baştan sonra yağmalayana kadar (öyle ki orası bir daha asla eski şöhretin geri kazanamadı), Artukoğulları ve Eyyubiler tarafından yönetildi. Eski köprünün yaşı bilinmiyor, ama 1116’da Ortokid Fahreddin Karaaslan tarafından restore edildi. Kalede, bir Ortokid sarayının (çok etkileyici olmasa da) ve Ulu Cami’nin kalıntıları görülebilir. Yıllarca, bu ilçenin, bu bölgedeki çok sayıda yapay göllerden biri yüzünden sular altında kalması beklendi (Ilısu Baraj Projesi). Son duyduğuma göre projenin finansmanı konusunda sıkıntılar varmış, bunun sebebi kısmen kültürel vandalizme karşı büyüyen protestolar. Umarım, bu kültür hazinesi gelecek uzun yıllarda da görülebilir durumda olur.

Türkçe çeviri: Melek Emir. Katkılarından dolayı teşekkür ederim.

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Hasankeyf Village 2268
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Hasankeyf Village 2270
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Hasankeyf Village 2272
Hasankeyf Village 2276
Hasankeyf Village 2276
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Hasankeyf Village 2279
Hasankeyf Village 2278
Hasankeyf Village 2278
Hasankeyf View on Tigris 1907
Hasankeyf View on Tigris 1907
Hasankeyf View on Tigris 1908
Hasankeyf View on Tigris 1908
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1911
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1911
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1912
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1912
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1913
Hasankeyf view from citadel 1913
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1716
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1716
Hasankeyf Village 1715
Hasankeyf Village 1715
Hasankeyf_Village 1717
Hasankeyf_Village 1717
Hasankeyf View of Tigris 1779
Hasankeyf View of Tigris 1779
Hasankeyf View from Otoman Palace 1798
Hasankeyf View from Otoman Palace 1798
Hasankeyf View from Otoman Palace hill 1808
Hasankeyf View from Otoman Palace hill 1808
Hasankeyf Village 1813
Hasankeyf Village 1813
Hasankeyf View of Tigris 1919
Hasankeyf View of Tigris 1919
Hasankeyf Village 1923
Hasankeyf Village 1923
Hasankeyf the new bridge 1925
Hasankeyf the new bridge 1925
Hasankeyf the citadel rock 1941
Hasankeyf the citadel rock 1941
Hasankeyf the citadel rock 1942
Hasankeyf the citadel rock 1942
Hasankeyf Village from across river 1945
Hasankeyf Village from across river 1945
Hasankeyf Village from across river 1948
Hasankeyf Village from across river 1948
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1724
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1724
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1725
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1725
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1726
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1726
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1727
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1727
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1765
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1765
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1766
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1766
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1772
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1772
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Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1721.jpg
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1722
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1722
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1729
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1729
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1773
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1773
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1783
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1783
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1787
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1787
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1719.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1719.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1741.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1741.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1785.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 1785.jpg
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 2204
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 2204
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2209
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2209
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2213
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2213
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2221
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2221
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 2205
Hasankeyf Tigris Bridge 2205
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2206
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2206
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2222
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2222
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2231
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2231
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2258
Hasankeyf herd and fisherman 2258
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1738
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1738
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1926b
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1926b
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1929
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1929
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1930.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1930.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1931
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1931
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1932
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1932
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1933
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1933
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1934.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1934.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1935.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1935.jpg
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1936
Hasankeyf Zeynel Bey Turbe 1936
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