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Mor Gabriel Monastery

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Mor Gabriel Monastery

Mor Gabriel Monastery, The Monastery of St. Gabriel, Dayro d-Mor Gabriel or Deyrulumur, is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. It is located near Midyat in the Mardin Province in southeastern Turkey. It was founded in 397 AD by the ascetic Mor Shmu'el (Samuel) and his student Mor Shem'un (Simon).

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mardin Province

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Late Antique and Medieval Churches and Monasteries of Midyat and Surrounding Area (Tur ʿAbdin)

Date of Submission: 2021

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