Hasankeyf, Turkey is situated near the Tigris River which is in the Batman province in southeastern Turkey. This place is also known as the ancient town.
- The history of this place goes back 10,000 years. Along the Tigris River it is one of the oldest cities in the batman province.
- Turkey declared it as a national conservation area in 1981
- It was first occupied by the Romans who built a Fortress here which became a bishopric when the city was under Byzantine Empire. The bridge on the Tigris river was built by the Arabs under their rule. Artukid and Ayyubid also ruled the city for a while.
- The city falls under the Batman province and also the Southeastern region of Anatolia.
There are many archaeological wonders buried in this place. Some examples are:
- Old Tigris Bridge: - It was built in 1116 under the rule of Artukid Fahrettin Karaasla
- The Citadel in the city :-it is used as a common place of interaction for many years.
- The Small Palace: - It was constructed under the rule of Ayyubid
- The Ulu Mosque; - Made in 1325 under the rule of Ayyubid.
- The Great Palace: - built under the rule of Artukid
- El Rizk Mosque: - it was constructed in 1409 under the rule of Ayyubid sultan
- The Süleyman Mosque: - built under the rule of Sultan Süleyman
- Koc Mosque: - built under the rule of Ayyubid
- Kizlar : - A mosque is operated in some parts of this
- Imam Abdullah Tomb: - this tomb was built in the Ayyubid reign.
- Zeynel Bey Mausoleum: it is named to grace Zeynel Bey Mausoleum