City of legends AdiyamanOctober 17, 2018
- 1 Adıyaman, known as legendary city of hosting many civilizations throughout its history, draws attention with its legends as well as its historical and touristic works.
- 2 CUTTING POINT OF CIVILIZATIONS
- 3 THE CITY OF MYTHOLOGICAL STORIES ADIYAMAN
- 4 HISN-I MANSUR CASTLE LEGEND
- 5 SAMSAT THE JEWELRY LEGEND
- 6 CENDERE BRIDGE LEGEND
Adıyaman, known as legendary city of hosting many civilizations throughout its history, draws attention with its legends as well as its historical and touristic works.
With its historical, cultural, touristic values, rich flora and fauna, Adiyaman, one of the ancient cities of Southeastern Anatolia Region, has features that will fascinate human beings with its unique geographical structure and natural beauties.
CUTTING POINT OF CIVILIZATIONS
One of the important cities of Mesopotamia, Adıyaman is the intersection point of many civilizations from Ancient Greece to Byzantine Empire, from Christian civilizations to Islamic societies.
These civilizations inherited many artifacts and relics such as Nemrut Dağı, Cendere Bridge, Gerger Castle, Kahta Castle and Perre Ancient City.
The city, which was built by the majestic artifacts of the civilizations, has more than 30 thousand works of all ages from archaeological excavations.
Adıyaman, which stands out with the Nemrut Dağı on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is also known as the mountain where sunrise and sunset can be seen the best, and the mountain where the sun meets the day, is also mentioned with its richness of city texture and gastronomy.
THE CITY OF MYTHOLOGICAL STORIES ADIYAMAN
Adıyaman, which is one of the important cities of the country with its mountains, plains, floating islands, rivers, dams, healing sources, historical monuments and values, underground and surface resources, attracts attention with its legends.
Adıyaman, which is rich in local culture and folk literature, is mentioned with various rumors about where his name comes from. According to mythological stories, the name of the city changes several times.
It is said that he had a father and seven sons who worshiped idols in the past centuries. The brothers do not adopt the religious belief of their fathers. The father, who learns the situation, kills one of his sons one by one for breaking the idols. People, because of their bravery and bravery as they look at the eyes of a hero who gives the name Yediyaman. The name of Yediyaman, which later spread to the region, evolved over time and became Adıyaman.
The city is known as the “Yedikardeş” and seven tombs in the south of the city where the place is still considered sacred among the people, where sacrifices are sacrificed.
HISN-I MANSUR CASTLE LEGEND
According to legend, there is a pavilion rotating on the shaft in the middle of the Adıyaman castle. The daughter of the Arab commander watching the battle in the mansion falls in love with the Turkish commander who surrounds the castle. Arab girl, reporting to the Turkish commander, says he will give the key to the castle if he agrees to take it. One night, the Arab girl, secretly fled to the Turkish side, talks with the Turkish commander. A dry leaf appears to irritate her body when her clothes are removed. The Turkish commander, who got angry at this situation, said to him, “Your father betrayed you even if he raised you even a dry leaf. Why do you betray me?” He takes over the fortress and the city with his attacks.
- The commander of the Umayyad commander Mansur Bin Cavene, the city center at that time, “Mansur’s Fortress” was given the name of the name Hısn-ı Mansur said, the city found the name of the castle and until 1926, Hısn-ı Mansur officially registered as the name.
SAMSAT THE JEWELRY LEGEND
The story of Samsat, the district of Adıyaman, is as follows:
There is a king sitting in Samsat (Samosata), the capital of the Commagene country. The king’s beautiful daughter comes from all countries. They all offer vast lands, infinite coins. The king, who has a drinking water problem, will bring the water to the city, who will give the girl to him. Contestants contend with each other by thinking the girl work day and night.
- One day, the people of the city see the giant water canals that extend to their relatives and progress each day. The waters that give life to the city begin to flow. Arsameia’s young prince has flowed into the city with the remaining water channels. The Prince marries the princess and receives her reward from Samsat.
CENDERE BRIDGE LEGEND
It was built by Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in the 2nd century AD, with his wife Julia Domna and children Caracalla and Geta in the name of Geta.
After the death of Emperor Severus, one of his sons who had fought by the throne, Caracalla, killed his brother Geta. Caracalla then demolished all the monuments in Rome with his brother’s name. The Cendere Bridge took its share from this destruction. Thus, the fourth column, which was erected to the west of the north entrance of the bridge on behalf of Geta, was destroyed. The historical bridge has remained in its three-column form since then,
- The bridge with a single arch, a sluice, 120 meters in length and 7 meters in width, consisting of 92 rocks, each weighing 10 tons, is the second largest bridge built by the Romans.