Up to about 100 years ago, the habitants of hasankeyf lived in manmade caves on the mountains surrounding the Tigris River.
A Kurdish couple with a rifle in the living room of their home in the small town of Hasankeyf which although continuously inhabited for 12,000 years is now doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
An abandoned house in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
The interior of a building in the small town of Hasankeyf, continuously inhabited for 12,000 years, but doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A Kurdish Sunni man praying in mosque in the small town of Hasankeyf, continuously inhabited for 12,000 years, but doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
Rugs drying outside on the wall of Sunni mosque in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
Life goes on as usual while waiting for the waters to arrive. Here a man gets his shave at the local barbershop in Hasankeyf.
A Kurdish man working on his farmland in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A Kurdish girl and boy is swimming in a well in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A restaurant built beside the old Tigris River bridge in the small town of Hasankeyf, which although continuously inhabited for 12,000 years is doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A view of the Old Town from a cave dwelling in the small town of Hasankeyf which although continuously inhabited for 12,000 years is now doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A Kurdish man looks out of a window in his cafe restaurant in the small town of Hasankeyf, continuously inhabited for 12,000 years, but doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A Kurdish mother and her three daughters serve tea and entertain in one of the villages along the Tigris River.
Kurdish women associate with each other after their eating meals in a village near Hasankeyf.
A Kurdish girl embraces her sister an the entrance to their house in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
Kurdish children in the small town of Hasankeyf which although continuously inhabited for 12,000 years is now doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
A portrait of an elderly Kurdish woman sits on her bed overlooking the Tigris River and the old Hasankeyf bridge and village that will soon be submerged.
A herd of sheep head home at sunset in a village doomed to disappear beneath an artificial lake as a result of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam project.
The farmers in Hasankeyf and surrounding areas will move to newly built homes with modern amenities and will likely no longer be farmers.
Kurdish boys sit on a rock overlooking the Tigris River and the old Hasankeyf and that will soon be submerged.
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