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Harran Beehive Houses

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These unique houses were once part of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Harran. It’s a great place to learn more about the history and culture.

The beehive houses were inhabited until the 1980’s and the architecture goes back 3000 years in time.

The prophet Ibraham is believed to have lived in Harran but it is unsure whether beehive domes or nomadic tents were used at that time.  Either way, this type of housing is not specific to Turkey. They have been found all over the world and some date from 2000BC.

The ones in Harran are estimated to be two hundred years old and of course with any major attraction, locals have a money making opportunity so they opened culture houses and I opted for a tour of one.