New sections on Diyarbakır's Memory

Three new sections of the current exhibition of Diyarbakır’s Memory, Traditions, tastes, sounds, textures brought together by “Diyarbekirlilik”, are now online: A culture that brings people together and heals: The baths of Diyarbakır, Entertainment in the city: Night and day and The ancient story of the bride and the groom.

When we speak of Diyarbakır’s social and cultural life, it can seem as if the diversity composed of beliefs, ethnic identities and languages is an aspect of the city which has now been confined to the annals of history. The exhibition addresses rituals of birth and death, music, gastronomic culture and wedding traditions that have stood side by side, co-existing, mixing, nurturing one another. It also focuses on the culture of hamam, or public baths, and the adventure of entertainment in the city, from coffee houses to taverns.

Diyarbakır’s Memory was developed as part of the project conducted by Anadolu Kültür in partnership with the Diyarbakır Association for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets. In the website, the tangible and intangible cultural values, multicultural character and history of Diyarbakır, which have remained in existence on its original site for six thousand years without interruption, are treated in light of various chosen themes.

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The Diyarbakır’s Memory project is realized with the support of Gerda Henkel Stiftung and Chrest Foundation.