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The Syrian Orthodox Monastery of Deir az-Zafaran lies some 5 km south-east of Mardin. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery's main church is thought to date from the 6th century.
Its Syriac name of Mor Hananyo is after Ananias, a bishop of Mardin, who renovated the monastery buildings sometime after 793.
View from the north, late afternoon.
12 October 1986
Monastery of Deir az-Zafaran < > Mor Hananyo
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