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Gaziantep Fortress

The Gaziantep Fortress dates from 3600 BC and is built on a man made mound. For three centuries the fortress was used by the Romans as a police station. During the Byzantine era between 527-565 AD, Emperor Justinian added 12 towers, a moat around the fortress and surrounded the grounds with walls. He built vaulted galleries and expanded existing galleries.

Presently, the fortress displays ornementation made by the Mamluks after the 13th century and the Dulkadiroglus in the 15th century. One century later, during the Ottomans era, a small mosque, hamam and other civil structures were added to the fortress area.



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