Hasankeyf at Tigris River by Jens Helmstedt

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Hasankeyf is located at the Tigris River in the Turkish province of Batman. A fortress was built by Byzantines in the 4th century. In the 7th century Arabs conquered the place. In the 12th century the city became a center under the reign of Turkish Artuklu (Artuqids). 1232 Arabic Ayubids controlled the city, in 1260 it was captured by Mongols. Until Hasankeyf became part of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century, it was under the reign of Akkoyunlu, the “White Sheep” Turkomans.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 2 years ago

    What a very interesting shot jens, and a great narrative

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Malcolm!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Merhaba Jens
    Cock guzel bir resim
    Harikem cekim
    Or : A very fine photo my friend
    Selamlar ..John

  • Merhaba John, çok te?ekkür ederim güzel yorum için. Selamlar – Jens

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • banrai
    banraialmost 2 years ago

    great write, superb shot

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Banrai!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

    What a place to visit.

  • Many thanks for your nice comment Fred!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene and capture

  • Thank you very much Elfriede!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    I love how there is one red house in the middle of all the neutral coloured structures and green scenery – and the way there is something tall on either side of the photo. Very nice!

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Mui-Ling!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful place and atmosphere! Great image, Jens!

  • Many thanks for your nice words Dorina!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 2 years ago

    Splendid image, Jens!

  • Thank you very much Béla!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 2 years ago

    This is such a pretty place. Beautifully captured with fine detail and light !

  • Many thanks for your nice comment Morag!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene, Jens! Love it.

  • Thanks a lot Olga!

    – Jens Helmstedt

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