Mardin

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A great hilltop city dating to 13C BC, best-known for its historic Artuqid architecture, as well as various ecclesiastic buildings.

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains. Mardin has often been considered an open-air museum due to its historical architecture. Most buildings use the beige colored limestone rock which has been mined for centuries in quarries around the area. The whole city has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site under the "Mardin Cultural Landscape". Some of its most notable landmarks include Kasimiye Medresesi, Great Mosque, Sabanci City Museum, Church of Forties, and Mardin Castle.
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