Historic City of Harput

Photo by Can Sarica.

Historic City of Harput is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Harput was an ancient Urartu fortress town. The castle lies on a ridge. It has subsequently been used by the Byzantines, Artukids, Seljuks and Ottoman state. The town has a number of historic mosques and a church. The discovery of the Harput relief, showing the conquest of the castle, put the origins of Harput back to 4,000 years ago.

Map of Historic City of Harput

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Historic City of Harput
Country
Turkey
Added
2018
Type
Cultural
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2018 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Historic City of Harput

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