The cultural inventory of Diyarbakır catalogued
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu AgencyThe cultural assets of the eastern province of Diyarbakır have been listed as a result of work initiated in 2009 by the Diyarbakır Museum. The city is famous for its historical walls, mosques, churches, inns, houses, fortress, bridge and bazaars.
The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has added the Diyarbakır Fortress and the city’s Hevsel Gardens to its World Heritage List during the 39th session of the committee, held in the German city of Bonn on July 4 this year.
During the field survey, 683 cultural assets, most of which are in the Sur district, were determined and collected in a two-volume book.
Among these cultural assets are a fortress, eight keeps (museum and governor’s office building), 61 religious architectures (mosque and churches), 58 water architectures (bath, bridge, fountain and windmills), 13 educational structures (madrasah and school), nine commercial structures, 57 social and official structures (foundation and association), 443 civil architectures (houses) and 33 archaeological fields.