写真

Photographer's Note

Gaziantep is another important crossing from Anatolia to Syria and Mesopotamia. Sarkli Cave near Dlk village in this province was inhabited as early as Paleolithic Age. People once lived in this area developed a special instrument known as "Dolikien" in human history. Findings in Kargamis, Sak軋gz, Yunus and Turlu point out to human inhabitation in Neolithic Age whereas Tilmen, Gedikli, Saraga and Tilbesar were the settlements of Chalcolithic Age. Yesemek, Tilmen, Sak軋gz, Gedikli and Zincirli are important centers yielding many finds dating back to the Hittites. Among these centers, Sak軋gz, Karkamis and Zincirli are unique in terms of their pieces of sculpture displaying integrity with the architecture of the time as well as Hittite hieroglyphs, which influenced western and Aegean culture in terms of style and religious motifs. In the antic city of Zeugma (meaning "crossing point"), spectacular mosaics worked with colorful gravel, frescoes, sculptures and architecture are quite striking. Other historical-cultural properties of the province include Gaziantep Castle, Bakircilar Bazaar, Sira Han, Tuz Han; Ahmet ヌelebi, Boyaci and Seyh Fetullah mosques; mausoleums of Hisar, Elif and Hasanoglu and finds in Rumkale settlement.
Gaziantep province extends over a territory of 7,642 km2. Its population is 1,293,849 according to the provisional results of the Population Census of 2000. Besides central district, its peripheral districts are Araban, Islahiye, Kargamis, Nizip, Nurdagi, Oguzeli, Sahinbey, Sehitkamil and Yavuzeli.
Gaziantep is the most developed province of all Southeastern Anatolia in terms of industrial and commercial activities. In agriculture, it is important with pistachio bearing its name as well as vineyards and olive orchards. Today, Gaziantep is a lively center of industry and commerce with its cement, textile, foodstuffs, tanning, footwear, margarine, soap, woodworks, metal processing and machinery industries and plants. It is also an "export gate" with 120 different items exported to about 40 countries.
One can see the traditional houses of Gaziantep mostly at the central town known as Sahinbey. Reflecting the settled features of traditional architecture, these houses stand adjacent to each other on both sides of narrow streets. They are two-story houses having their yards and outer walls. Doors and window cases reflect the finest examples of traditional woodworking.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gurkan Akcakir (izmirli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2746 W: 0 N: 428] (3989)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2007-02-25
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/11 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-29 5:57
Viewed: 8770
Points: 60
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Gurkan Akcakir (izmirli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2746 W: 0 N: 428] (3989)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH