Diyarbakır Fortress

Diyarbakır Fortress

Diyarbakır Fortress is a historical fortress in Sur in Diyarbakır Province, Turkey. It consists of an inner fortress and an outer fortress. The walls come from the old Roman city of Amida and were constructed in their present form in the mid-fourth century AD by the emperor Constantius II. They are the widest and longest complete defensive walls in the world after only the Great Wall of China. The building was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Diyarbakır Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape

Date of Inscription: 2015

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