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Gaziantep Castle

Imposing and solid, Gaziantep Castle has been undergoing extensive beautification and restoration efforts which have yielded interesting archaeological finds that have, unfortunately, done little to illuminate its obscure origins.

Imposing and solid, Gaziantep Castle has been undergoing extensive beautification and restoration efforts which have yielded interesting archaeological finds that have, unfortunately, done little to illuminate its obscure origins. The bulk of the structure in its current form dates back to the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century C.E. Despite this, it is certain that several of the remaining towers are of Roman origin. Based on inscriptions, other towers must date from the Ottoman-era, and there is also evidence of a ruined mosque.