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  • tarred raod to Amedi
    tarred raod to Amedi
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  • we took a side track to have a better view
    we took a side track to have a better...
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  • you can see the houses and walls from far
    you can see the houses and walls from...
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    Bahdinan Gate

    by sachara Updated Apr 22, 2015

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    The Bahdinan Gate is the only significant remain of the ancient fortress. It is not clear to which period the Gate belongs. The gate has pre-islamic motives, belonging to the Ashkani period (200-100 BC). You can see pictures of the sun, fighters and a serpent.

    Surprisingly there was a board with description of the history of the gate. It tells that the gate is also called Mosul Gate and Sipna Gate.

    When you go throught the gate you have not only a great view at the gate, but also at the surrounding area and the steep former walls, crumbled and taken over by modern houses.

    This was a great place to have our lunch picknick.

    Bahdinan Gate from outside Entering the gate from the town Askhani details Modern houses at the cliffs View from the gate towards Turkey
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    Great views at the fortress-like town

    by sachara Updated Apr 22, 2015

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    Amedi is a fortress-like ancient town built on the top of a high mountain. On the way to Amedi we had great views at the town, towering at a hilltop. From the mountain resort of Sulav and beyond.

    We first made a stop in mountain resort Sulav for a drink and do shopping for a picknick in Amedi.
    Beyond Sulav we took a sidetrack in the mountaineous area to enjoy better the fantastic view and make pictures of the town Amedi.

    view at Amedi tarred raod to Amedi we took a side track to have a better view you can see the houses and walls from far view at Amedi from mountain resort Sulav
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    Up the 500 year old minaret

    by johnsakura Updated Sep 9, 2009

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    If you're able to communicate and make people trust you, you'll be able to get the key of this minarete and climb it. The view from above is fantastic and this is a unique thing you will never forget.

    The key is kept with a local old man that sometime no one knows where he really is. This "getting the key" process might take a while, and you also need the central mosque chief authorisation.

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