Mardin: A Dream in Stone

Mardin’s heavily decorated stonework is like a dream lasting over centuries. The city is located in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey and is located on a tophill, surrounded by endless plains.

View of Mardin. Mardin is located on a lonely hill, surrounded by plain fields in all directions

Mardin Streets

Sweepers in Mardin Morning

Sweepers in Mardin Morning. Donkey stars as the "Garbage Truck"! Only donkeys can access to these steep narrow streets

Detail on a Mardin House

Detail on a Mardin House

Mardin House Detail

The craft of stonemasonry in Mardin area can be observed in every detail

Deyrulzafran Monastery

Still active Deyrulzafran Suriani Monastery in Mardin, built in 5th century AD, presents the excellence of Suriani stonemasonry to its full extent

Historical bazaar of Mardin

Historical bazaar of Mardin

View from Mardin. Endless fields lie beyond horizon, over to Syria


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