Kizilkoyun Necropolis

Kizilkoyun Necropolis

The Kızılkoyun Necropolis Archaeological Site is located on the edge of the ancient city walls, and was declared as a protected area in 2012. It is within Urfa's traditional city, where historical Edessa is also located.

Kizilkoyun Necropolis

The Kızılkoyun Necropolis Archaeological Site is located in Sanliurfa's conservation zone, and lies surrounded by protected areas. The Yenimahalle Urban Archaeological site is the East of the Necropolis and Haleplibahçe Archaeopark Area is to the west; Urfa Castle and Balıklıgöl are located to the south, and Bedüzzaman Cemetery is north.

A variety of cave structures can be found at the area, including Roman tombs, reliefs and mosaics. It features a calcareous soil structure that allows it to sprout many caves. The size of the area is 5 hectares in total.

The Kızılkoyun Necropolis Archaeological Site possesses a rich historical significance and is conveniently located. 133 rock tombs dating back to the Edessa Kingdom, 2 thousand years old, have been unearthed in this site.