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Erhan Yildirim wrote a review Apr 2021
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located within the borders of Egil district, about 50 km from Diyarbakir province, this wonderful valley is a great place to visit with the Tigris dam and the tombs of the King.daily transportation is easily provided by minibuses from the center of Diyarbakir.you can take a boat tour in this wonderful valley by boats on the banks of the Tigris River.prices are very reasonable...now I want to tell you about the history of these places that are visited by boat. today, I want to take you to a place where very few people know, not only in the world, but also in Turkey, where I realized yesterday and took great videos and photos.again, difference in deep history and mysteries , rock, cave tombs and castle belonging to Assyrian kings on the Tigris River, as well as a boat trip to the Egil District of Diyarbakir and the Tigris River. Eğil Assyrian Castle: the castle, which is estimated to have been built during the Assyrians, has an interesting structure. It was built on a solid rock floor, surrounded on three sides by deep valleys, and carved on the other side, making it an important structure. The castle is surrounded by walls that still exist today. Given the weapons of that day, it seems that he is not an easily conquered species. The castle is larger than 3 football fields, its interior is partially empty and was used as a warehouse and shelter in its time.” History of the Church " by John II. In his volume, it is stated that both the people and the soldiers took refuge in the castle of Eğil during the wars between the Huns and Eastern Rome (Byzantium). About a hundred wells, large and small, were dug above the castle, and these wells were used in various ways. 4 tunnels known and seen today by carving rocks are dug, and the bath, located in valleys meters away from the castle, has tunnels to reach the bed of the Tigris River and safe places, escaping underground without seeing the enemy in its congested moments. In the Western-Front part of the castle of Eğil, a figure of an Assyrian King is found, along with a long cuneiform inscription. Although the article cannot be read completely, it can be easily followed. The writing and figure can be seen clearly after noon, on sunny days. The fact that the cuneiform found in the castle of Eğil was found together with the figure of a king makes strong the view that the figure of a king and the cuneiform belong to the Assyrians.Marguat said that the figure of the King was probably the third king of the Tigris at the source of the Tigris. It makes strong the view that it is the same as the figure that belongs to salmanassar. Beysanoglu cites information about the figure as follows: “the Stele has collected all the known Root lines of Assyrian kings. Hanging from the neck, put on the left hand handle, little out of the waist and such a big beard, don't think it always looks like a distraction. In front of him is an inscription, face facing east, holding a twin axe in his right hand . Assyrian king rock tombs: Assyrian king rock tombs, which are among the most outstanding historical monuments of the province, II. Although it was plundered by the Chapur, it has been standing upright for centuries, resisting time. The Assyrian monarch tombs and the surrounding caves are located northeast of the castle, on the banks of the Tigris Dam. The rocks were carved and built in the form of Egyptian Ehrams. There is a tunnel at the eastern base of the Assyrian monarch rock tombs. It is closed due to the partial filling of the tunnel. It probably goes to tunnels, shelters, or underground shelters. In the northern interior of the rock tombs, there is a figure in the shape of a line . Egil,.Between BC 3500-1260, it remained under the rule of Subarrus, Hurris, Mitannis. Between BC 1260-606, Assyrians and Urartians established sovereignty. The Leaning Castle was built during these periods. To the west of the castle, one of the Assyrian kings, IV. Tiglatpileser or III Salmanasar. There is a stele (a long, rectangular plate or block-shaped stone erected or deposited on or on the heads of tombs) and an inscription that is believed to belong to"Salmanassar". States and civilizations that ruled in and around the bend; Urartu: BC 775-736, Meds BC. 625-550, Persians: BC 550-331, Great Alexander: BC. 331-323, Slelevkos: BC 323-140, Parthians: BC. 140-85, Tigran The Great: BC 85-69, Roman-Byzantine: BC 69-AD. 650, Armenians: 661-750, Abbasids: 750-869, Byzantines: (2 times) 908-1030, great Seljuks: 1085-1093, Nisanoğulları: 1157-1169, Timur: 1394-1401, Akkoyunlu: 1401-1507, Safavids: 1507-1515, Ottomans From the point of view of Christianity, Egil is a center of faith, Adey, who was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, was born in miladi 1. it's because he came here in the middle of the century. After Adey's death, Agey, his disciple, was involved in religious indoctrination in and around Egil. Adey, the Metropolitan of Egil, also participated in the Council of Nicaea, which was held for the first time in 325 and is known as the largest Council of Christians, with the same name as Adey, who first came to this region 29. The greatest evidence of Egil being an important Center among Christians is that it is often an Episcopal Center. before Islam, it is known that Syriac culture had an intense influence in and around Diyarbakir and, of course, in Egil. Egil is one of the most important centers of this culture. egil district hosts 2 tombs of the Prophet.these are the prophets named in 3 holy books : Elyesa(Elisha) and Zülkifl(Ezekiel)
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Date of experience: April 2021
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