Mardin Cultural Landscape

Photo by Stanislaw Warwas.

Mardin Cultural Landscape is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Mardin Cultural Landscape comprises a medieval city built on a rocky, terraced hill. Its architecture is mostly vernacular. It has a long Assyrian and Armenian Christian history. The most notable Christian monument is the Deyrulzafaran Monastery, which lies 5km outside of town. This Syriac Orthodox monastery is a living religious center.

Map of Mardin Cultural Landscape

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Mardin Cultural Landscape
2013 Referred

2013 Advisory Body overruled

Deferral was proposed

2012 Incomplete - not examined

2003 Requested by State Party to not be examined

ICOMOS recommended "rejection" and Turkey withdrew it before the WHC

2000 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Mardin Cultural Landscape: Mardin City (T)
Mardin Cultural Landscape: Deyrulzafaran Monastery (T)
WHS 1997-2021