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Mardin was once home to a large Christian community and the churches still remain in the city, although only several are functioning. One of the still functioning Assyrian churches is the Kirklar Kilisesi. It's on a narrow lane, a hundred yards or so west of Mardin museum. The church which was built in the name of Mor Behnam and his sister Saro in the midst of 6th century is also known as Kirklar Church. Both names come from early period Christian legends. Spiritual and administrative affairs of the Assyrian people were governed from this church after Mardin became Patriarchate in 1293. Patriarchs and metropolitans used to live in the rooms of an edifice which was built with cut stones in the courtyard of the church. A new centre for the patriarch was built in the place of these rooms in 1850, a council room was added by broadening it in 1925. Its known that a school was opened there in 1799 and it was operative between the years 1825 1899. Education continued until 1928.

Thank you all folks for the C/C's on my previous upload. My special thanks go to Ray (Rayme330) and Billy (williamsloan) for their much valued UA's.

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Date Taken:27 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM
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Title:Assyrian Mor Behnam (Kirklar) Orthodox Church
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:6 Nov 2013 - 7:48 AM
Tags:Architecture, Assyrian Mor Behnam (Kirklar) Orthodox Church, Church, Mardin, Photo journalism, Turkey
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:56 AM

An interesting set...but V1.... That door is amazing...great pov..

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fentiger
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6 Nov 2013 - 7:57 AM

Another interesting and informative set of images.

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6 Nov 2013 - 8:19 AM

`Riveting' GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:30 AM

Thats certainly seen life.....

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6 Nov 2013 - 8:31 AM

Very interesting photo nice texture,Smile reminds me of one of my wife's "brownies" she cooks

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Mollycat
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:37 AM

Beautiful and interesting set. Peter.

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pentaxpatty
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:39 AM

wonderful set Nezih, V1 and 2 for me, love the old doors, full of lovely textures. have a good day dear friend Patty GrinGrin

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richmowil
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:44 AM

A fine set of well composed images, Nezih!!

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DicksPics
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:48 AM

A very interesting upload, Nezih - well composed and taken images - V1 is my favourite!

richard

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capto
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6 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

A fine set, I particularly like the old doors.Smile

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mrswoolybill
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6 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

Doors for keeping the neighbours out if you don't like the look of them...
Moira

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:25 AM

A very interesting write to go with another great set of images NezihSmile

Cliff

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 10:06 AM

A lovely set of images and I love that door in V2.
I like the archway and perspective in V3 also.
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marshfam19
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6 Nov 2013 - 10:41 AM

A lovely set of images yet again, great detail and colour.

Mary Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41113 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 11:24 AM

History well illustrated, Nezih. The door and locks on v2 are fascinating. v3 is very well composed and timed.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good set of captures , nicely processed and presented.

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AnnChown
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6 Nov 2013 - 1:30 PM

I agree with all of the above - a super set Nezih!

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mikbee
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6 Nov 2013 - 1:49 PM

A fine set Nezih.
Like the ornate doors on show here.
Mick.

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SUE118
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6 Nov 2013 - 4:17 PM

Lovely set.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 4:46 PM

A very interesting and informative pre narrative supported by an equally interesting and well captured set of images Nezih.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
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6 Nov 2013 - 5:06 PM

a well captured set of images V1forme i love it.


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woolybill1
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6 Nov 2013 - 6:21 PM

Yet another fascinating set, Nezih, but I find it difficult to progress past the magnificent door in V1. It has a magnetic attraction!
Superb.
Regards
Bill

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 7:01 PM

Some wonderful looking architectural features here, Nezih.

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6 Nov 2013 - 7:19 PM

A very interesting series of shots, Nezih -- and I like the informative commentary as well.
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debu
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6 Nov 2013 - 11:08 PM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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7 Nov 2013 - 6:23 AM

So very very enjoyable so very very interesting!

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