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Friday, October 30, 2020
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The Harran City Museum #1

Museum

The Harran City Museum, located in the northern part of the city, is one of the most interesting landmarks in the whole region.

The Museum is a complex of historic buildings, whose origins can be traced as far back as to the 5th century BC when the first watchtower was erected. It was later expanded into a stronghold. Because of its remote location – far away from the city center and residential districts – it was used as a hospital at the beginning of the 16th century, when the city was struck by a leprosy epidemic. Throughout centuries, the main building underwent countless reconstructions. The Museum gained its current, modern look in 2011.

Apart from a variety of seasonal exhibitions, the Harran City Museum boasts a permanent display of Kutman Maluf’s oil paintings, which depict Harran’s beautiful cityscapes and breath-taking historic sites. Visitors can also admire ancient relics excavated by Harran archeologists from the site near Mykoria.