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View of the young people feeding the sacred carp.

The local legend is that when the local king Nimrod tried to kill Abraham by burning him, the flames became water and the burning logs became carp. Thus the carp are considered to be "sacred." The tradition is that if anyone eats them, they will go blind.

For additional views of this pool, plus commentary Click Here and Here.

For a map and a brief description of the historical significance of Sanliurfa Click Here.