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Mor Abai Monastery

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Mor Abai Monastery

Mor Abai Monastery is a ruined Syriac Orthodox monastery located in Mardin Province, Turkey. It was built in the 6th century AD, and renovated later in the 12th century during the reign of the Artuqids, a Turkoman dynasty that ruled in eastern Anatolia, Northern Syria and Northern Iraq between 11th and 13th centuries.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Mardin Province

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 6th 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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