The ancient city of Hasankeyf, built on and around the banks of the Tigris river in southeastern Turkey. It’s one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world, spanning some 10,000 years. Hasankeyf and its captivating limestone cliffs are home to thousands of historical caves, 300 medieval monuments and many canyons. Simply, the whole of Hasankeyf is a beguiling open-air museum for the travelers.
It has been settled for perhaps as long as three millennia, though most cliff dwellings are around 2,000 years old. It was perhaps inhabited first by Assyrians and/or Urartians, and then most certainly by successive Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, and Arabic dynasties. The Hasankeyf Museum should be in the everyone’s bucket list in this life! In the museum, there are so many artifacts from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, the Early-Middle-Late Iron ages, the Persian, Hellenistic and also from the Romans period. All artifacts are very well lit, explained and displayed for the visitors.