The largest city in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish populated southeastern province, Diyarbakır, has sought to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The ancient walls of the city along with Hevsel Gardens, an unprecedented natural beauty, are two exceptional sites which increases Diyarbakır’s chances of being adopted.
Having been built by Assyrians approximately 5 thousand years ago, the walls of Amed have been renovated throughout history by various civilizations. The municipality and civil society groups took the initiative last year and launched a project to promote tourism to make Amed included in UNSECO’s list. Following this, the formal procedure was completed, with required audio materials set to be sent to UNESO in the upcoming days.
Prior to the formal application, a set of project were completed, including surveys, conferences and meetings. The walls were photographed in different seasons from different perspectives with the aim of reflecting the ancient heritage’s beauty. The materials will be sent first to Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and will then be posted to UNESCO by the official deadline for submission, February 2014.
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