Fortress sights in Şanliurfa (Urfa)
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Urfa's fortress on Damlacık hill, from which Abraham was supposedly tossed, has good views of the city, but unfortunately there's really not much to see at the actual site. We've also received reports of women travellers being hassled on the slopes behind the castle, so we recommend visiting only during daylight hours, and sticking to the busy areas.
Multiple conflicting histories claim the fortress was either (a) built in Hellenistic times, (b) built by the Byzantines, (c) built during the Crusades or (d) built by the Turks. On the top, most interesting are the pair of columns that local legend has dubbed the Throne of Nemrut after the supposed founder of Urfa, the…