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The province of Mardin, overlooking the Mesopotamian Plain, has preserved the old - style carving in its houses. Dating from 1385, the Sultan Isa Medresse is an interesting, beautiful Turkish monument with its magnificent carved portal.

The Kasim Pasa Medresse, is also significant for its dome of beautiful stonework and the Ulu Mosque with its well-decorated minaret, is another sightseeing spot. On a hill, 7 kms east of Mardin, you will see something you do not expect: Deynulzaferan, a Syriac- Jacobite monastery. Several kilometres further, there is another Monastery, Deyrelmur dating from the 5th- century. If you would like to see the best examples of Artutid architecture then you have to head for Kiziltepe, 21 kms south of Mardin, 13th- century Ulu Mosque with its fine mihrap relief and beautifully decorated portal. At Hasankeyf which is on the borderline with Batman province, you will see the ruins of the ancient 12th- century capital of the Artutids. The bridge which once connected the two parts of the city over the Tigris and the palace, are others. The 15th- century Zeynel Bey Mausoleum nearby, is attractively decorated with blue tiles.

       
       

Time Line of Marida (Mardin) 

       
       

A medium-sized town about 15 miles from the frontier with northeastern Syria.

       
       

To the Roman Empire.................................17-359

To Persia..........................................359-c. 400

To the Byzantine Empire.........................c. 400-c. 450

To Persia.......................................c. 450-623

To the Byzantine Empire............................623-639

To the Caliphate...................................639-990

To Amida...........................................990-1086

To the Rum Seljuqs................................1086-1097

Artuqid

Yaquti............................................1097-1104

'Ali...................................................1104

Mu'in ad-Din Sökmen...............................1104-1114/5

Najm ad-Din Il Ghazi I..........................1114/5-1122

al-Sa'id Husam ad-Din Timur Tash..................1122-1154

Najm ad-Din Alpi..................................1154-1176

Qutb ad-Din Il Ghazi II...........................1176-1184

Husam ad-Din Yuluk Arslan.........................1184-1203

al-Mansur Nasr ad-Din Artuq Arslan................1203-1239

al-Zahir Najm ad-Din Ghazi I......................1239-1260

To the Mongols and Persian Ilkhans................1260-1335

al-Muzaffar Fakhr Qara Arslan................1260-1292

al-Sa'id Shams ad-Din Daoud..................1292-1294

al Mansur Najm ad-Din Ghazi II...............1294-1312

al-'Adil 'Imad ad-Din 'Ali Alpi...................1312

al-Salih Shams ad-Din Mahmud......................1312-1364

al-Mansur Husam ad-Din Ahmad......................1364-1368

al-Muzaffar Fakhr ad-Din Daoud....................1368-1376

al-Zahir Majd ad-Din 'Isa.........................1376-1407

al-Salih Shihab ad-Din Ahmad......................1407-1409

To the Qara Koyunlu...............................1409-1468

To the Ak Koyunlu.................................1468-1508

To Egypt..........................................1508-1516

To the Ottoman Empire thereafter...

 
   
   

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