Siirt

Siirt

Siirt is a valuable place to be seen with climate that four seasons passes by most beautiful way, , productive soils that every kind of vegetable and fruit breed, blankets and carpets that hand made and produced by eye – straining work, curative Pervari honey, large seeded peanut, Zivzik Narı and carpets that hand made and produced by eye – straining work, curative Pervari honey, large seeded peanut, Zivzik Narı that has unique tasting, natural beauties, historical creations, Islamic saints died in city.

Thermal springs, tombs, historical Mosques, Castles and bridges are take important place in historical and touristic values of Siirt city. Previously known as Saird, in pre-Islamic times Siirt was an episcopacy of the Byzantine Church. An illuminated manuscript known as the Syriac Bible of Paris may have originated from the Bishop of Siirt’s library, Siirt’s Christians would have worshipped in Syriac, a liturgical language related to Arabic still in use by the Chaldean Rite, other Eastern Christians in India, and the Nestorians along the Silk Road as far as China. The Chronicle of Seert was preserved in the city; it describes the ecclesiastical history of the Persian realm through the middle of the seventh century. From 1858 to 1915 the city was the seat of a bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Most of the city’s Chaldeans including their archbishop were killed during the massacres of 1915. Siirt has a very hot and dry summers and cold and wet winters. During winter months there is frequent frost and occasional snowfall.

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