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Medieval Mountain Gate Reinstalled After 79 Years in Turkey






Ankara, 5 Jul (ONA) --- A medieval mountain gate known as "Dagkapi" was installed on the 8,000-year-old Walls of Diyarbakir in Turkey after its renovation.



"Dagkapi", which has a rooted history, has seen many years of the Diyarbakir Walls and has been meticulously repaired by specialists and installed in the wall with the same antique grandeur.



In a statement to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Cemil Koc, Diyarbakir Director of Surveying and Monuments said that the historical "Dagkapi" was dismantled in 1942 and placed under protection in the museum.



He added that the gate was finally reconnected to the place it belongs, in a process, which only took two days.



Koc explained that the gate and iron of Diyarbakir are as important as the stone and that people reacted positively to their work.



The Citadel and the Walls of Diyarbakir, guarding the city for thousands of years as if it was guarding a holy relic by surrounding the city magnificently, and 8,000 years old Hevsel Gardens are nominated as a candidate for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage List.



With its length of 6 kilometers, the Walls of Diyarbakir is the second-largest city wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Diyarbakir still carries a medieval atmosphere with its walls encircling the city with its almost intact and impressive, 10-12 meters high and 3-5 meters thick, high walls, the Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

--- Ends/AG/KH