Mor Hananyo Monastery

Mor Hananyo Monastery

Mor Hananyo Monastery, Saffron Monastery, The Monastery of St. Ananias or Dayro d-Mor Hananyo, is an important Syriac Orthodox monastery. The monastery is located south east of Mardin, Turkey. It is located on the site of a temple dedicated to the Assyrian sun god Shamash, which was then converted into a citadel by the Romans. After the Romans withdrew from the fortress, Mor Shlemon transformed it into a monastery in 493 AD.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mardin Province

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Roman + Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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