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Jul 24, 2005 - Hell-Low!
Şanlıurfa is also known as the Prophets' City and is an ımportant destination for religous pilgrims. Legend has it that the Islamic prophet İbrahim was in old Urfa destroying pagan gods when king Nimrod (insert George Bush joke here) took offence at this rash behaviour. Nimrod had Abraham immolated on a funeral pyre, but God turned the fire into water and the burning coals into carp. Abraham hımself was hurled into the air but landed safely in a bed of roses. To this day they have ponds full of portly pampered fish. Most of the above is...Jump to full entry