Jetset Extra toured the province of Mardin in Southeastern Turkey with archeologist and museum curator Masut Alp. This is one of Mesopotamia's oldest settled areas, with evidence of human habitation dating back to 4,000 BCE. Many civilizations have laid claim to this area, including the Romans, Mongols, Ottomans, and more. Mardin's administration is currently working to connect with its storied history by restoring the landscape to its original layout and in so doing, submit itself as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Read more: jetsetextra.com/the-extra/mary-anne-been/mardin-turkey-reclaiming-its-history-for-the-world-to-see.html

Music is "Intimate," courtesy of Macroform (macroformmusic.com) via opsound.org.

Special thanks to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism goturkey.com.

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