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İzozoel Church

The beautiful stonework on the bell tower of the church of Mor İzozoel is some of the finest in Midyat. According to tradition, the church was built near the beginning of the 6th century by architects Theodosius and Theodorus, the sons of the architect of Mor Gabriel. However, another story has it that it was built in the 8th century ... Read More »

Mor Stefanos Church

Closed off to the east by the altar, the inner courtyard to the south of the main church serves as a summer worship area. The baptistery of Mor Yuhanon the Baptist lies north of the church, to which it is connected by high vaults. The interior of the church is very elegant with a long, central nave aligned on an ... 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 »