Zerzevan Kalesi, Diyarbakir

#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Diyarbakir
Castle · Hidden Gem · Ruin
Zerzevan Castle (Turkish: Zerzevan Kalesi Armenian: Զերզեվանի ամրոց), also known as Samachi Castle, is a ruined Eastern Roman castle, a former important military base, in Diyarbakır Province, southeastern Turkey. Archaeological excavations at the site revealed the existence of underground structures, among them a temple of Mithraism, a mystery religion. The castle was used as a civilian settlement between the 1890s and the 1960s. The site is partly open to tourism.
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  • To having this amazing experience make me feel so special. When u touch to any part of castle, it makes you feel as you live in ancient time. I would like to remind you that there is an important...  more »
  • Zerzevan castle from the moment you step through your relationship with the time you are breaking. Why, because the journey to a perfect date with history begins. You experience the historical fact...  more »
  • Zêr zîwan is one of the mystical and historical place that we feel peaceful and relaxed after climbing to the top... It is belong to Roman empire. It seems there is still more beneath the Earth and the carving is too slow.
  • This historical building between Diyarbakir and Mardin is truly enormous and amaze as people travel. When you consider the terms of the period, how many people who knows how much time to build this structure. The news said Morgan Freeman was coming here for a documentary shoot. If you have time in spring, you must go and see. In addition, excavation works are ongoing, environmental regulation is needed.
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