Click and Larn The history of Nimrod's daughter, Zeliha and Ayn-i Zeliha Lake from Baby7
Şanlıurfa (glorious Urfa) is a city of pilgrimage, sacred to Muslims, Christians, and Jews as the birthplace of Abraham. According to Iegends, Abraham fervantly believed in a single god. He fought idolatry and smashed idols for the spread of monotheism. The vicious and cruel King Nemrut (Nimrod) had Abraham launched from a catapult from the city's citadel to fall into a pile of burning wood. Happily, God intervened and turned the fire into water and the faggots to fish, which make up water and fish in the Halil-ür Raman pool. Nimrod's daughter, Zeliha, was infatuated with Abraham and pleaded with her father not to have him sent into the flames. When she saw Abraham jump into the blaze, she plunged in after him. Where she fell turned into the Ayn-i Zeliha Pond. The cruel ruler's giant slingshot is represented by two Corinthian columns still standing atop the citadel.