Harran Turkey Pictures, Photos, Images & Fotos { 49 images } Created 15 Oct 2011

(updated 2021) Pictures Images photos of Harran Turkey. Photos of the beehive adobe buildings and images of the archaelogical site of Harran. Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Alt?nba?ak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of ?anl?urfa. The location is in a district of ?anl?urfa Province that is also named "Harran". The earliest records of Harran come from the Ebla tablets (c. 2300 BCE). From these, it is known that an early king or mayor of Harran had married an Eblaite princess, Zugalum, who then became "queen of Harran", and whose name appears in a number of documents. It appears that Harran remained a part of the regional Eblaite kingdom for some time thereafter. Biblical Haran was where Terah, his son Abram (Abraham), his grandson Lot, and Abram's wife Sarai settled while in route to Canaan, coming from Ur of the Chaldees (Genesis 11:26-32). The region of this Haran is referred to variously as Paddan Aram and Aram Naharaim. Genesis 27:43 makes Haran the home of Laban and connects it with Isaac and Jacob: it was the home of Isaac's wife Rebekah, and their son Jacob spent twenty years in Haran working for his uncle Laban (cf. Genesis 31:38&41). During the late 8th and 9th centuries Harran was a centre for translating works of astronomy, philosophy, natural sciences, and medicine from Greek to Syriac by Assyrians, and thence to Arabic, bringing the knowledge of the classical world to the emerging Arabic-speaking civilization in the south. Baghdad came to this work later than Harran. Many important scholars of natural science, astronomy, and medicine originate from Harran; they were non-Arab and non-Islamic ethnic Assyrians, including possibly the alchemist Jibir ibn Hayyn. Buy as high resolution stock royalty free images of travel images to download on line or buy as photo art prints.

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