Monday, March 06, 2006

SE Anatolian Project Hosts Historical Artifacts

Turkey's largest integrated development project, the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP), which gets its name from the region, attracts the attention not only for the water and energy resources in the region, but also for cultural and historical sites and tourism potential.

According to information from the GAP Regional Development Administration, 2,996 registered civil and military artifacts in the region are held by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Southeastern Anatolian cities like Sanliurfa, Sirnak, and Mardin, date back to prehistoric times and hosted many civilizations and cultural sites of the three divine religions, forming the heart of a religions mosaic.

Read the whole story on Zaman

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