Turkey - Mardin

Superbly situated atop a limestone crag overlooking the Mesopotamia plain, Mardin is justly framed for its beautiful architecture. Many of its superb stone houses haven been converted into boutique, hotels and, after Gaziantep.

The city was captured by Muslims in about AD 640 and ruled by various Arab and Kurdish states until the 11th century. Some exceptional theological buildings, like the Zinciriye Medressi and the Kasimeye Medressi, sate from the 14th and 15th century respectively.

The Unusual Terrace style dwellings and narrow, labyrinth-like streets invoke the style and form of their Arab Heritage.

 © 2019 by Maria Ligaya

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