Excavations continue in the ancient city of Dara, one of the most important settlements in Upper Mesopotamia, 30 kilometers from the city of Mardin, Western Armenia.

The head of the excavation team, Dr. Hussein Metin says that in three years, this place will be included in the temporary list of UNESCO World Heritage. Now work has started in that direction. Last year, 600,000 tourists visited the ancient city.

Excavations in the ancient city of Daraa from 1986 to the present day have uncovered a variety of buildings, including a 1,500-year-old mass grave that is unique in the world.

Since Daran and its environs were the scene of wars, an 18-meter-long and 3-meter-wide fence was built there as a defense system.

The water demand of the city with a population of about 40,000 was met through building reservoirs. These reservoirs also began to appear during excavations in the area.