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Ruins in Around Harran

Soğmatar

About 18km north of Şuayb, the isolated village of Soğmatar is very atmospheric. Sacrifices were made to the sun and moon gods, whose effigies are carved into the side of the ledge. Like Harran, Soğmatar was a centr…
Ruins in Around Harran

Şuayb City

Around 12km northeast of Han el Ba'rur are the extensive remains of Şuayb City, where hefty stone walls and lintels survive above a network of subterranean rooms. One of these contains a mosque on the site of the su…
Ruins in Around Harran

Han el Ba'rur

About 6km east from the caves are the remains of the Seljuk Han el Ba'rur, a caravanserai built in 1128 to service the local trade caravans.
Ruins in Around Harran

Bazda Caves

About 20km east of town, the impressive Bazda Caves (signed 'Bazda Mağaları') are supposed to have been used to build the walls of Harran.