Mardin - Historic city from 8000 B.C.
Our journey will take us to Mardin, where, from a distance, the golden stone of the houses blends into the rock on which the city is built.
Now, it is the time to discover Mardin, which has a history going back to 8000 BC. With its unique stone architecture, Mardin became the second city in the world to be declared a conservation area in its entirety. When you examine its buildings, you will be astonished at the way the Syrian Orthodox builders worked the stone with the delicacy of kilim or lace patterns. Syrian Orthodox churches stand side by side with mosques and medreses here, Syrian Orthodox gold and silversmiths whose work is famous throughout the country still practice their craft here. The city museum is housed in the former patriarchate constructed in 1895 by the Patriarch of Antakya, Ignatios Benham Banni. Now restored to its original condition, the building houses collections dating from 4000 BC to the present day and representing the Assyrian, Urartian, Hellenistic, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Artuklu, and Ottoman periods. Then we will visit The Deyrulzafaran Monastery or saffron monastery", under the auspices of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch from 1160 until the 1920s, when it was relocated to Damascus. Our last stop will be Kasimiye Medresesi.
Overnight in Mardin.
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