132bc

#Legend has it that #İbraham / #Abraham was here in old #Urfa, destroying pagan gods. One day the #Assyrian #king #Nimrod took offence at this. Nimrod had Abraham immolated on a lake of fire and ash. But God turned the #fire in #water and the burning coals into #fish. Abraham was thrown into the air and landed safely on a bed of #roses.

The pool in this picture is where the legend supposedly took place and the #carp that swim in this pool are considered #sacred and #holy and legend has it that you go blind if you catch one of them. Because these fish are considered ‘holy’ they are also the most spoiled fish in Turkey - if not in the whole world - since they are fed all day long by pretty much everyone who walks by :)

West of the #HasanPadişahCamii there is a huge bed of roses which is where Abraham / İbrahim according to the legend landed in.

#Şanlıurfa #Gölbaşı #Turkey #fish #balık #Hittites #AlexandertheGreat #Edessa #Macedonia #1370BC #132BC #Orhai (Taken with Instagram)

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