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... I can get to the area of town where there are hotels. I couldn't get a couch in Mardin, a town with only a dozen Couchsurfers, all of whom seemed to be out of town.
During my visit, Mardin was getting pounded with snow. For the next two days I mostly stayed inside, sipping çay with the friendly hotel staff inside of the hotel’s café. During the two days that I was in Mardin, the town received about a foot of ...
... 397 AD despite being ransacked by Timurlane ( who famously set a fire to melt all the Byzantine gold tiles that once lined the dome).They still worship in Aramaic here.St Gabriel is supposed to be buried in the crypt.
Mardin was a hot 65km west. We tried to visit another Syrian Orthodox monastery in the dry rocky hills on the edge of town but it was closing early for some reason. Then we got trapped by roadworks & traffic in the narrow streets of the old ...
... was one of rich history although I believe a majority of people think that only designated archeological sites in specific remote locations are where past stories have come to conclusions. I like to think that life is an infinite continuous process killing itself off and regenerating new life unaware of our grandiosity or our bias as the intelligent beings. The tour reminded me of a Jared Diamond book “Collapse” that preceded his book “Guns, ...
... the rebel's son, al-Nasir, governor of Mardin. Altough, Hulegu suspected the latter's loyalty for a while, thereafter the Artukids remained loyal unlike nomadic Bedoun and Kurd tribes in the south western frontier. The Mongol Ilkhanids considered them important allies. For this loyalty they shown, Artukids were given more lands in 1298 and 1304. Mardin was later controlled by the Turkic tribes who came from Central Asia Akkoyunlu kingdom. The Kasımiye ...
... These were once theology schools where students were taught about Islam. Unfortunately when Ataturk came to power he made it illegal for any of these theology schools (well essentially any teachings of any kind that wasn't Turkish- so no Arabic). So all the schools closed. Now they are either museums, like the one we visited or have been converted for other uses such as a private high school for girls. The Madresesi is really quite beautiful the architecture and ...
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