Harran (Turkish: Harran, Ottoman Turkish: حران,) was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 44 kilometers southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". A few kilometers from the village of Altınbaşak are the archaeological remains of ancient Harran, a major commercial, cultural, and religious center first inhabited in the Early Bronze Age III (3rd millennium BCE) period. It was known as Ḫarrānu in the Assyrian period; possibly Ḫaran (חָרָן) in the Hebrew Bible; Carrhae (Κάρραι in Greek) under the Roman and Byzantine empires; Hellenopolis (῾Ελληνὀπολις 'Greek city') in the Early Christian period; and Ḥarrān (حرّان) in the Islamic period.Wikipedia
Find crucial information and trip planning details about Harran, which is a city in Turkey. When planning a trip to Harran, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Diyarbakir. Diyarbakir is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Mor Gabriel Monastery, Great Mosque Of Mardin, Midyat Old City. To reach Harran, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Diyarbakir Airport. A holiday in Harran can generally be of 1-2 days.
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