Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa, ancient Edessa, Urfa or Al-Ruha, is a city located in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. It was founded in 304 BC by Seleucus I Nicator. The city was alternately conquered by Roman, Arab, Byzantine, Armenian and Ottomans.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Şanlıurfa Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Harran and Sanliurfa

Date of Submission: 2000

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