Mor Gabriel Monastery, Turkey

Mor Gabriel (The Monastery of St. Gabriel) is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world dating back to 397 AD. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey, the motherland of the Syriac people.

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