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Castle of Urfa, Sanliurfa

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  • There is no ruins to visit per se, but you can walk up and enjoy really great views of Sanliurfa city. 
    There is no ruins to visit per se, but you can walk up and enjoy really great views of Sanliurfa city.  more »
  • The castle is fenced off so you can’t eat right up to it, but it’s a nice walk from the park up to the castle. It was quiet up there. I saw lots of birds and enjoyed taking pictures of the castle and....  more
    The castle is fenced off so you can’t eat right up to it, but it’s a nice walk from the park up to the castle. It was quiet up there. I saw lots of birds and enjoyed taking pictures of the castle and....  more »
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  • FORGET ABOUT THE HISTORY YOU BEING TAUGHT AT UNIVERSTIES ALL WAS COMPLETELY WRONG DATED (CNN National geographic and many academics departments and professors intro words) Well where the civilizations startup , Probably old as at least like gobeklitepe 11 000 years, (stonehage 4800 pyramids 4500) yes history change lands just next to balikligol a new excavation signs show as old as 11 000 and more, The magic is how come same places was holy locations for 11 000 years for too many kind of religions ? Urfa Castle with walls and dual columns Şanlıurfa Castle, or Urfa Castle in short, is a castle overlooking the city center of Şanlıurfa (previously Edessa), Turkey. The castle was built by the Osroene in antiquity and the current walls were constructed by the Abbasids in 814 AD. Today, the castle functions as an open-air museum.
  • The remains of this ancient fortress overlooking the city center can be reached by a trail that winds up from Gölbasi Park. The hill is known by locals as Nimrud Kürsesi (Nimrod's Pulpit), and whole colonies of hermit ibises nest on the steep rock faces. A 12-meter manmade ditch separates the castle from the hinterland. The castle's age is not known, but local lore states that this is where the Prophet Abraham's funerary pyre was built by King Nimrod. The actual fortifications on the hilltop are either (according to which history you read) Greek, Byzantine, Crusader, or Ottoman. The external wall still has three gates, and inside, the ruins of 25 fortified towers can be seen.

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