Batman hosts one of the first settled lands in Anatolia, the Hallançemi Mound (Hallançemi Höyüğü) which has been inhabited since 11,000 BCE.
Hasankeyf Mound (Hasankeyf Höyüğü), at the Tigris River, carries the traces of the second half of the 10th millennium BCE...
Having been home to many civilizations, Batman has a rich heritage of handicraft culture. Batman has resisted the extinction of traditional handicrafts during time, and has maintained carpet and rug weaving, needlework, doll-making and the art of telkari (filigree) as its main handicrafts.
The Sason district has received all shares of the beauties of nature. Flowers and plants in all shades of colors smile between the steep and rocky hills, filling one's heart with joy.
The three-days Batman Hasankeyf Culture and Art Festival takes place in early October and is organised by the Batman Municipality.
10 vibes for Batman
Hasankeyf is one of the oldest settlements in Mesopotamia. This beautiful region, with its natural and hand carved cave-houses, its deep canyons and valleys shaped by natural formations is definitely worth seeing.