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Turkey Traveling through Arsameia, Sanliurfa and Harran

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In Arsameia you will find a spectacular relief from the year 50 before Christ, it is in great condition and in it appears Hercules greeting the Mitridate, king of the Comagénes. There is also an old fort, the Eski Kale, which today looks like a steep slope with a few walls that still stand. There is a passage through the interior of the mountain that descends to 158 meters through stairs. One here regrets having forgotten the front in the car because the adventure is assured. Through the mountain you can admire different sculptures and reliefs of great importance.

We arrived at Sanliurfa, a large city located on a plain very close to the Euphrates and the border with Syria. I think I had never drank so much water and pissed so little. The arid landscape, the suffocating heat and the rivers of sweat that fell down my face completely evaporated the water from my body. He drank, drank and did not piss.

A large part of the population in the area is Kurdish and communication for the traveler becomes difficult. The signs and looks prevail since little more than Turkish you will find in the area. The name of the city comes from the importance that the old Urfa had during the war of independence and the city was baptized as Sanli - Urfa, the Glorious Urfa. His past overwhelms. Sanliurfa was one of the important cities between the Euphrates and the Tigris during the fourth and thirteenth centuries BC. It is located in the cradle of Mesopotamia with other neighboring cities such as Ur, Harran and Duru. In addition, the place is famous for the birth of Abraham and Job, biblical characters where they exist, and is commemorated in the same city. Endless civilizations have passed through it during the long history of Sanliurfa: Acadinos, Sumerians, Babylonians, Hittites, Armenians, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Seljuks, Arameans, Romans ... come on, almost everyone you studied in ancient history and more .

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