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Dara Mesopotamia Ruins

Town of Dara between city of Nusaybin and City of Mardin | Nusaybin Cd/D955, Mardin, Turkey
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Ruins of an old important town

Dara was an important border town in various periods of history, especially during the Sassanid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Turkeyloverpaolo
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Padua, Italy
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One of the uniqe place worth to see. From ancint city ofPerssian and Bazantines Empire They are... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
marikoglu
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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“syrian border” (4 reviews)
“ancient city” (3 reviews)
“necropolis” (11 reviews)
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Town of Dara between city of Nusaybin and City of Mardin | Nusaybin Cd/D955, Mardin, Turkey
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"girls"
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"empire"
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"guide"
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"mesopotamia"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dara was an important border town in various periods of history, especially during the Sassanid period. It preserves a beautiful necropolis and church in an evocative place that deserves to be further excavated. The entrance is free and is located with a small detour on...More

Thank Turkeyloverpaolo
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

One of the uniqe place worth to see. From ancint city ofPerssian and Bazantines Empire They are still working on it Soon will be very well known place. Kids are very helpfull there

Thank marikoglu
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

A bit long drive from mardin town, but worth to see if you have time and a car. No need for a guide.

Thank Family H
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

they were awsome lovely girls that they said all history of the place all europen and us guys your granddads was living here for thosunds of years make yor search you ll hit the story unbelievable . amazing i live in new york but forget...More

Thank mustangy_nyc
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a little out of the way,you need car to reach here,I don't know about transport options.Ruins are mainly cemetaries,it looks little like Cappadocia.You should also visit water cistern nearby the main ancient city site.

Thank Burak C
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A must see. Well kept with an information office sometimes opened. A bit of a journey from Mardin,but interesting en route. Please do NOT venture close to Syrian border

Thank jayhelston1234
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is Mesopotamia. The ruins are worth visiting just from a historical perspective, and the necropolis is impressive and fully excavated. The cisterns too are an engineering masterpiece, but don't expect to see the city, most of which lies beneath the soil and silt of...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The children who go to High school in around villages are good guides for taking you around. They ask for a drink money or a sandwich money. And the ruins somehow reminded me of Mayan ruins in Yucatan, Mexico. The Turkish government is working on...More

1  Thank SeyyahBerat
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

located within walking distance to the Syrian border, dara may be a bit hard to reach from mardin. I ended up hitch hiking along the main road. Located in the Mesopotamian plains, dara is a striking contrast with nearly Turkish topography. A feel of goreme...More

Thank en_voyage_300_600
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Strolled around for a couple of hours and could explore the necropolis and the cisterns. Dont be afraid from the nearness of the syrian border and do not miss the area on the left side of road before entering the village of Daera.

1  Thank K67435
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