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Dikranagerd also known as Diyarbakir

Misc. Links of Dikranagerd
Google Map
http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/diyarbakir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diyarbak%C4%B1r
Surp Giragos Armenian Church




Diyarbakir was Dikranagerd during the Armenian days



The Fortress wall at Dikranagerd is approximately 5 miles long.  It is surpassed only by the great wall of China.


Portions of the great wall


Views of the City from on top of the Fortress Wall


View of the Tigris River Bottom Land


View of the Tigris river and historical bridge



Larger view of the Tigris river and historical bridge


Top of the Fortress Wall


Inside the Fortress Walls


Following pictures are of Surp Giregos Armenian Church


Side View of the Church


Front View of the Church


The Interior.  The roof had collapsed and never replaced or repaired.







The main Altar


Many of the stones have Armenian writings


Narrow paths leading to the Church


Singing Der Voghormia, then Hyer Mer


Armen leads the Choir


Armen Solo, what a beautiful voice


Sona's ancestors were here.





Entrance into this magnificent Church


Sona at the main Altar


Sona reads the Armenian inscription.


Ready to leave Dikranagerd in our van


Adios
Dikranagerd