Dara Mesopotamia Ruins, Mardin

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  • Mardin, 30 minutes away from an ancient city ruins. Especially the necropolis is very impressive. Excavations are still in progress.
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  • I was at Dara in the summer of 2015, when the South-Eastern provinces of Turkey were experiencing hard times. The archaeological site however deserved and well worth a visit. Unfortunately there are no scoreboards or guides and even the fences do not seem to me to be the best. There are no tourists will definitely surrounded by children and teenagers, which will take you to visit the ruins. Expect a tip at the end of the visit. I would rather turn quiet, alone, but it is impossible. Don't miss the cistern. Mind blowing.
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  • One of the uniqe place worth to see. From ancint city ofPerssian and Bazantines Empire They are still working on it Soon will be very well known place. Kids are very helpfull there  more »
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  • Extensive ruins of a Byzantine era frontier city only kilometers from the border with Syria near Mardin. Amazing to see the skill of the builders. The remains of the large cisterns are impressive. Very interesting. Despite arriving during published visiting hours the gate was closed. You could see everything through the fence but no guides or info. Evident that the entire modern town was built on and with the ancient city. Only sad note, the cistern might hide the bodies of thousands of Armenians killed by Ottoman forces in 1915. A genocide Turkey denies. Part of the complicated political and religious history of the region.
  • These ruins are a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere! A must see ancient civilization. Underground dungeon, temples and more.
  • Ruins of Byzantine Roman fortified city, built as a bulwark against the Persian Empire. The battle of Dara was fought just outside the city walls in 530.
  • A real nice place, but is important to visit with a kurdish guide. The place is near the syrian border and the arabs from the village are strange persons. Is a dangerous place alone and is not for modern european girs and young persons.
  • Interesting place to visit even if you're not into ancient history. Don't miss the cisterns!
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