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Monastery of the Mother of God

Monastery of the Mother of God Review

In the villages around Midyat are dozens of churches, many still in use and dating back to the 5th through 8th centuries. The area suffered considerably during the Kurdish uprising, and many Christians moved to Germany, Sweden, and Australia, though a small number are beginning to return and many visit in summer. The most extraordinary religious site is the Monastery of the Mother of God at Hah (Anıtlı), probably from the 6th century, which has an elaborately carved classical interior and exterior and is the only Byznatine church, other than the Aya Sofia in Istanbul, to use a dome and two half-domes to create a rectangular space.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Dargeçit Cam., Anıtlı, Midyat
  • Phone: /
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Sunrise–sunset
  • Location: Midyat
Updated: 11-25-2013

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