Balikli(Ayn-i Zeliha) Pond

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Sanli Urfa is where St. Abraham was born and there are traces of many saints that appear in the Old Testament.

Abraham is the ancestor of Israelis. And his son, Ismail, is the ancestor of Islamic people and is regarded as a respected figure. It is also the shrine of Islam, Christianit, and Judaism, so pilgrims never stop visiting it.

Especially, for this Balikli(Ayn-i Zeliha) pond, there are two legends that have been transmitted.

One is that King Nimrud of Assyria accumulated firewood and set fire to it to burn Abraham opposing shamanism at the stake, but the fire was turned into water and the firewood was changed into fish.

And another one is that it was the place where Nimrud’s daughter, princess Zeliha, who believed in Abraham threw her body watching the scene that Abraham was burnt at the stake.

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Luppo Lui on January 8

beautiful captured - well done!


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cheers from Budapest

feler 11 on January 9

I like it !

elakramine on January 10

YSL: 22/81 , Nice shot and Beautiful Photo ! !

Friendly greetings, elakramine

Pasapa. (Todos somos… on January 17

I Like It so much, greetings, Pa.

Marc Lat on January 25

Wonderful place, nice view and capture.
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Greetings, Marc

Antonio** on February 6

very beautiful photo, well done and well composed LIKE compliments

Nabin Basnet on March 21

a nice picture! Like and greetings,Nabin

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on March 28

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Fantastic & Beautiful picture

Best wishes

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal

*Irina* on April 1

Lovely picture with an interesting mood, L+F. Friendly greetings, Irina

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Photo taken in 63000 Şanlıurfa/Şanlıurfa Province, Turkey

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