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History of Midyat

History of Midyat
The ancient town is a part of Upper Mesopotamia, sitting between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and is the epicentre of a centuries-old Christian Syriac/Armenian enclave more widely known as Turabdin (Tur-'Abdin) which means “Mountain of the Servants of God”. This refers to monks who lived in the 80 monasteries that have been established here since the 4th century.

The name Midyat probably derives from Matiate which was a 9th century BC cavern city in nearby Eleth, 3km away, where the earliest inhabitants lived. Midyat’s name appeared on Assyrian tablets with an inscription of the Neo-Assyrian king, Ashur-nasir-pal II (883-859 BC), and the text depicted how Assyrian forces conquered the Armenian city and its surrounding villages.

The town suffered many invasions from Mongol and Turkish tribes which severely decimated the population and the Assyrian Genocide of World War I wiped out large numbers of ethnic Syriac Christians in Turkey .

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Aubergine with Minced Meat - Vegetable Courses

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