Thursday, April 29, 2010

Harran camel

Friday 30 April 2010

This is outside the town of Harran, which is one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the world.

The field there is full of stones, you might be able to see, remnants of the great capital city that used to sprawl here. (Today it is a very very small village.) We've seen fields like this in several parts of Turkey, and it is always odd to think that a huge, bustling metropolis used to cover a space that is now full of goats and camels. History seeps into every corner of this country.

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