Thursday, May 27, 2010

Turkey - The Cave of Prophet Abraham

The cave in Şanlıurfa or Urfa in Turkey, where the Prophet Abraham is said to have been born and the mosque built on that spot.

Sent by Leslie from Ankara in Turkey.

This is from Wikipedia : Şanlıurfa (often simply known as Urfa in daily language, formerly cited as Edessa or in Kurdish; Riha , or in Armenian Urhai, Arabic الرها ar-Raha) is a city with 482,323 inhabitants (2009 estimate[1] in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Urfa is situated on a plain under big open skies, about eighty kilometres east of the Euphrates River. The climate features extremely hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters.

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