Diyarbakır Fortress

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria iv
Reference 1488
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Coordinates 37°54′39.1″N 40°13′38.2″E / 37.910861°N 40.227278°E / 37.910861; 40.227278
Inscription history
Inscription 2015 (39th Session)

Diyarbakır Fortress, is a historical fortress in Sur, Diyarbakır, Turkey. It consists of inner fortress and outer fortress.[1]

The main gates of the fortress are: Dağ (Mountain) Gate, Urfa Gate, Mardin Gate and Yeni (New) Gate.[1] The walls come from the old Roman city of Amida and were constructed in their present form in the mid-fourth century AD by the emperor Constantius II. They are the widest and longest defensive walls in the world after only the Great Wall of China.[2][3]

UNESCO added the building to their tentative list on 2000,[1] and listed it as a world heritage in 2015 along with Hevsel Gardens.


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