Stunning 1,126-year-old stone-carved duplexes unveiled in SE Turkey
Stunning 1,126-year-old stone-carved duplexes unveiled in SE Turkey

Stunning 1,126-year-old stone-carved duplexes unveiled in SE Turkey

A small, forgotten village brimming with the history of bygone times lies at the cradle of one of Turkey's most tumultuous yet thrilling regions. Located about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the city center of Şırnak, near the Iraqi border, the history-rich Hilal village has been closed to visitors for close to 30 years due to terror attacks. Now, thanks to effective operations led by the Turkish Interior Ministry, the area has been purged of all terror elements. The 1,126-year-old village, home to various civilizations throughout history, contains two-story ancient houses carved into giant rocks, as well as artifacts, mills and churches. (Courtesy: İHA)

Haber Merkezi 14:48 March 06, 2021 Yeni Şafak

Stunning 1,126-year-old stone-carved duplexes unveiled in SE Turkey

A small, forgotten village brimming with the history of bygone times lies at the cradle of one of Turkey's most tumultuous yet thrilling regions. Located about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the city center of Şırnak, near the Iraqi border, the history-rich Hilal village has been closed to visitors for close to 30 years due to terror attacks. Now, thanks to effective operations led by the Turkish Interior Ministry, the area has been purged of all terror elements. The 1,126-year-old village, home to various civilizations throughout history, contains two-story ancient houses carved into giant rocks, as well as artifacts, mills and churches. (Courtesy: İHA) A small, forgotten village brimming with the history of bygone times lies at the cradle of one of Turkey's most tumultuous yet thrilling regions. Located about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the city center of Şırnak, near the Iraqi border, the history-rich Hilal village has been closed to visitors for close to 30 years due to terror attacks. Now, thanks to effective operations led by the Turkish Interior Ministry, the area has been purged of all terror elements. The 1,126-year-old village, home to various civilizations throughout history, contains two-story ancient houses carved into giant rocks, as well as artifacts, mills and churches. (Courtesy: İHA)
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