12000-year-old Hasankeyf’s sad story

At the present day Hasankeyf is just a small town in southeastern Turkey on the banks of the Tigris River with a population of about 3000 people. But its age is more than 12000 years and it was an important political and economic center of northern Mesopotamia a long time ago. But now Hasankeyf is at a risk of being put under water after construction of the Ilisu Dam.

To be continued.

The Ilisu dam

The Ilisu dam The Ilisu dam The Ilisu dam The Ilisu dam

Artefacts from Hasankeyf and it’s surroundings from the Batman Museum

Hasankeyf Hasankeyf Hasankeyf

Address: Belde Mahallesi, 72070 Batman Merkez/Batman

Opening hours: 08:00 AM – 17:00 PM

Ticket price: 5 TL


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