Sumela Monastery

Sumela Monastery

Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is located in Trabzon Province, Turkey. The monastery was founded in 386 AD during the reign of the Emperor Theodosius I. The was restored by various emperors, and reached its present form in the 13th century AD after gaining prominence during the existence of the Empire of Trebizond.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Trabzon Province

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine + Empire of Trebizond

Site Features: Christian Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary)

Date of Submission: 2000

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