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Midyat Virgin Mary Monastery (Hah-Anıtlı)

According to the local Syriac community, the 6th-century church was originally established by the three Kings of the Orient. The Syriac name of the church is Yoldath (Aloho). The exterior of the dome and bell tower are 20th-century additions. The church bears a striking similarity to the large church at the Deyr-ül Zafaran Monastery, and is considered the most beautiful ... Read More »

Deyr-ul Umur (Mor Gabriel) Monastery

This Syriac Orthodox monastery is one of the oldest functioning monasteries in the world. Perched on a hilltop, the monastery was built in 397 with a financial benefaction from the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius. Various additions have been made over the years. The mosaics on the floor and ceiling of the apse of the main church are the finest surviving examples ... Read More »