Hasankeyf Located on the banks of the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, Hasankeyf has a rich history dating back over 10,000 years. It was a strategic trading point on an ancient trade route and has witnessed significant historical events. The Romans constructed two fortresses in 363 AD, which served as staging points for their campaigns in Persia and Central Asia. Hasankeyf has been home to diverse cultures, leaving behind unique traces like Arabic influences. The city is entirely built of stone, with structures carved into the surrounding rock, reminiscent of Cappadocia. Its position 150 meters above the river bed, on a rocky hill, makes it an ideal defensive fortress. The castle in Hasankeyf, built by the Romans hundreds of years ago, provides a panoramic view of the city. The city boasts several Islamic buildings, including El Rizk Mosque, The Great Mosque, Suleyman, and Koc Mosques, all exhibiting Arabic architectural characteristics with round minarets. The El-Rizk Mosque is one of the most stunning landmarks in the city, with its unique round minaret and portal gate featuring carvings of the 99 different attributes of Allah. Hasankeyf has a new bridge that connects it to the other side of the river, while an ancient bridge offers picturesque scenery. However, a dam project that raises the Tigris River's level by 150 meters poses a significant threat to the city, putting it at risk of being submerged if the project continues.