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Mor Yakup Monastery (Nusaybin)

Mor Yakup Monastery (Nusaybin)

Located at Nusaybin District Center, the monastery was a Mecusi temple until the martyrdom of Mor Sabo and his 11 disciples. It was built in 328 AD after the death of Mor Yakup on the remains of the earlier temple.

Priests used to live there until 19th century. The perfection in stonework gives one the impression that a drip of water is dancing over these stones with faith and affection.

Monastic life continued at the monastery until the 19th century. The monastery has a basilica plan and boasts stunning examples of decorative stonework.

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