Mardin Province is known for its Arab-style architecture, and for its strategic location on a rocky mountain overlooking the plains of northern Syria. Early settlers in Mardin were Syriac Orthodox Christians, arriving in the third century. It remained a heavily Christian area during occupations by Muslim Arabs between the seventh and twelfth centuries, and even during its use as a capital by the Artukid Turcoman tribe between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. This tribe fell to the Mongols in 1394, but the Mongols never governed the area closely.
Mardin Travel
A guide to Mardin. Includes restaurants, leisure breaks and local attractions. [RSS]

Other languages 1

[Guneydogu_Mozilla]
Last update:
July 12, 2015 at 10:32:15 UTC
Regional
Science
Shopping
Society
Sports
All Languages
Arts
Business
Computers
Games
Health
Home
News
Recreation
Reference