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Dayr Yakub

Dayr Yakub is a C5th monastery on the edge of the suburbs to the south of Urfa. The monastery is built on the top of a hill above an ancient quarry and clearly appropriated the site of a former pagan sanctuary. The earlier cult complex was also used as a necropolis as well as a place of sacrifice as a Palmyrene-style tomb tower, complete with a Syriac inscription, was incorporated into the later monastery buildings.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

18th November 2012

Contributor

Emma Loosley and Peter Leeming

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Architecture

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Collection

The hinterland of Edessa

Citation

Emma Loosley, “Dayr Yakub,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 17, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/132.

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