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On this page you will find direct links to digitalized travel books for the listed places, categorized per modern Turkish district (ilçe)

by example:

Ovaçevirme →Lynch 1901-2: 256 (Chevermeh)

Ovaçevirme = is the Turkish modern name.

Lynch 1901 = is the name of the travel report where this name can be found. If the text is blue, is it is linked to a title description.

256 = the page number. If the number is blue it links to a page in one of the digital book repositories (, or, jstor) or to a reproduction of the text on this website with geographical annotations.

(Chevermeh) the original name used by the author

(→ANT) links to a list of geographical annotations for this title.

It is much appreciated if you report broken links

Geographical Index on 19th century travel reports

website of Jelle Verheij, historian

Şanlıurfa central district

Urfa Şanlıurfa Pollington 1841 (→ANT) : 451 (O'rfah)→Brant 1841: 353 [not visited by author] Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 45-46. 239-240 (Orfa)  Barkley 1891: 252 (Oorfa) →Maunsell 1904: 143-144 (Urfa)

Birecik district

Birecik Pollington 1841 (→ANT): 451, 452 (Bír, Bíreh-jik) Ainsworth 1841-3: 335, 336 [not visited by author] →Rassam 1897: 2, 75, 77, 242 (Beerajik) (ANT→) Barkley 1891: 241 (Beridjik) →Maunsell 1904: 108 (Birijik)

Bozova district

BibekliAinsworth 1841-3: 334 (U'ch-Kilisa)

Büyükhan Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 241 (Charmarik)

DikiliAinsworth 1841-3: 333 (Ledar) [village flooded by Atatürk Dam]

Kanlıavşar Rassam 1897: 77 (Kanlee-Hoshar) (ANT→)

KaracaRassam 1897: 78 (Joorneyrush) (ANT→) [identification not certain]

YaslıcaAinsworth 1841-3: 333 (Yasinjah)

YaylakAinsworth 1841-3: 333 (Yailash)

Ceylanpınar district

Ceylanpınar [with Ras El Ain in Syria, directly opposite the border] →Taylor 1868: 346, 348-353  (Ras el Ain) →Maunsell 1904: 115 (Ras-ul-Ain)

Hilvan district

UluyazıAinsworth 1841-3: 333 (Hoshun)

Siverek district

Siverek Pollington 1841: 450, 451 (Síverek, Severek) (→ANT) Rassam 1897: 79-80 (Swairak) (ANT→) Barkley 1891: 267 (Severek)

Karabahçe Rassam 1897: 81 (Kara-Bakcha) (ANT→)

Karacadağ Rassam 1897: 80 (Kainagh) (ANT→)

Kayalı →Ainsworth 1841-3: 332 (Hadro)

Viranşehir district

Viranşehir Taylor 1865: 55 (Veyran Shehr)→Taylor 1868: 353 (Veyran Shehr)  →Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 236-238 (Wairan-Shahr) →Maunsell 1904: 115 (Veranshehr)

Arslanbaba, AslanbabaTaylor 1868: 353 (Aslan Dede)

Şanlıurfa Province

Şanlıurfa Province

(formerly Urfa)