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Harput 092007 9555.jpg
15-SEP-2006

Harput 092007 9555.jpg

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I climbed a hill that ends in a high rock outcrop, from which one looks down on the road leading up to Harput. On the flank there are some parks, tea gardens, a children playground. On the very top there is a monument to some horserider. I was informed it represents Artukoglu Nuruddevle Balak Gazi (short form: Balakgazi). He is the founder of Artuklu Turkish State in Eastern Anatolia during the Seljuk period. He was a legendary governor, commander and warrior of eastern AnatolianTurks during crusades.

It is not bad and holds an excellent place. I took several pictures. Nearby there is the burial place of some holy man and a huge flag pole, that apart from being huge has no special appeal.

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Emre 02-Jan-2008 21:26
Dear Dick,
The monument to horserider in these photos belongs to the Artukoglu Nuruddevle Balak Gazi (short form: Balakgazi). He is the founder of Artuklu Turkish State in Eastern Anatolia during the Seljuk period. He was a legendary governor, commander and warrior of eastern AnatolianTurks during crusades.

Thank you for nice work...