Birecik (Greek: Βίρθα an later Macedonopolis or Makedonopolis; Laitin: Birtha; Arabic: al-Bīrā البيرا; Kurdish: Bêrecûg, Ottoman Turkish: بيره جك), an aw umwhile kent as Bir an durin the Crusades as Bile, is a toun an destrict o Şanlıurfa Province o Turkey, on the Euphrates river.
Birecik Dam an hydroelectric pouer plant, pairt o the Southeastern Anatolia Project is situatit athin the destrict. The Roman ceety o Zeugma is nou drounit in the reservoir ahint the dam. Zeugma's famous mosaics, includin the 'river god', hae been taken tae Gaziantep Museum, but some rescued remains o Zeugma are exhibitit in Birecik. Wi its rich airchitectural heritage, Birecik is a member o the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR)  Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite.
The Northren Bald Ibis uised tae nest here an winter in the deserts o Arabie, up tae 1,000 pairs in the 1960s. Nou a few dozen birds remain an these nae langer migrate but remain protectit year-roond in Birecik.
Birecik is a brig athort the Euphrates an a uiseful stoppin place on the road frae Şanlıurfa tae Gaziantep, wi watterside restaurants.
See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, s.v. Birtha
- Birejik Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
- Pictur gallery o this toun