Mardin Cultural Landscape

Türkiye
Date of Submission: 25/02/2000
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture
Coordinates: 37°19' N - 40°44' E Mardin is located on the south east of Turkey where Deyrulzafaran is 7 km from Mardin.
Ref.: 1406
Themes
Cultural landscapes

Description

Mardin is a city in a rocky region in southeastern Anatolia. The city is mainly medieval in origin and is situated on the slopes of a rocky hill, crowned by o fortress built on its citadel. This barren stoney region around Diyarbaklr and Mardin stretches as for as Sanliurfa and Gaziantep. The city as a whole with its traditional stone, religious and vernacular architecture and its terraced urban pattern is the best preserved example of Anatolian soil. Deyrulzafaran Monastery is one of the living religious center of Syriandacobites in Mardin, an impressive architectural complex in the Mesopotamian plain.