On Gözlü Köprü, Diyarbakır

From Mardin Gate of the Diyarbakır walls, I walked to the Dicle Bridge. It took 30 minutes. (Dicle means the Tigris river. On Gözlü Köprü means ten eyes bridge.)

Scenery onthe way going to the Dicle Bridge.

Scenery on the way going to the Dicle Bridge (Tigris Bridge).

Walking along the Tigris River, arrived at the Dicle Bridge presently.

Arrived at the Dicle Bridge

Arrived at the Dicle Bridge

The Dicle Bridge is a historic bridge in Diyarbakır over the river Tigris in southeastern Turkey.

Really massive bridge

Really massive bridge. It has ten arches (eyes).

Completed in 1065, it numbers ten arches with a total length of 178 m. Hence, it is locally called also “On Gözlü Köprü” / “Pira Dehderî” (literally: Ten Arches Bridge).

Walking on the bridge

Walking on the bridge

View from the bridge

View from the Dicle Bridge, downstream of the Tigris river.

Photo from the opposite shore

Photo from the opposite shore

Its another name is the Silvan Bridge due to its position being on the road to Silvan.

Turning back on the bridge

Turning back on the bridge

Upstream of the Tigris river, the view from the bridge.

Upstream of the Tigris river, the view from the bridge.

When I was a child, my country was so poor, learned the Tigris and Euphrates basin as one of the birthplaces of the world culture. At that time, I did not think that I will come to visit the place. While looking at the Tigris River, I remembered my old rural school at the same time.

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