the valorization of hidden resources

     The site of the ancient city of Urkesh, with the Tur-Abdin mountains in the background, and a flock of sheep in the foreground. In the cropping, the image of a sheep from a seal impression found in Urkesh, 2300 BC

     The development of the Urkesh area is based on the enhancement of its cultural, environmental, social and economic dimensions. The great historical importance of the site, the beauty of its still virgin landscape, the strong industriousness of the local populations, the interest for a niche tourism - these are the indispensable prerequisites for a long-term sustainable development.