Sites & cities that bear the name of Hasankeyf


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 14th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ilānṣurā?, حصن كيفا‎, Ḥiṣn Kayfa‘, Heskîf, Հարսնքվ, Harsnk’v, Κιφας, Κιφας, Kiphas, Cephe, Cepha, Ciphas, ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ‎, Ḥesno d-Kifo

Description : Hasankeyf (Arabic: حصن كيفا‎ Ḥiṣn Kayfa‘, Kurdish: Heskîf‎, Armenian: Հարսնքվ Harsnk’v, Greek: Κιφας, Kiphas, Latin: Cepha, Syriac: ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ‎, romanized: Ḥesno d-Kifo) was an ancient town and district located along the Tigris River in the Batman Province in southeastern Turkey. It was declared a natural conservation area by Turkey in 1981. Despite local and international objections, the city and its archaeological sites have been flooded as part of the Ilısu Dam project. By 1 April 2020, water levels reached an elevation of 498.2m, covering the whole town.

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