Project to preserve the Syriac heritage in Tur Abdin and Mardin

TUR ABDIN, Turkey — The Heritage Preservation Center published information about two important projects, one about Edirne and the other about the Tur Abdin region.

The Center stated that they visited Tur Abdin and inspected the architectural inscriptions found in the houses of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people there. They also recorded the details of villages and towns of the area.

“We wanted to record details for the benefit of this heritage, which was not documented by official authorities, but neglected,” the Center stated. “Neglect prompted us to document and photograph all the inscriptions in the buildings. We put them in a book to be a reference for future generations to see the Syriac heritage in Tur Abdin, Mardin, and its environs.”

The Center talked about the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) heritage of Tur Abdin that is not registered by the authorities, stating: “Information is available on our website. The goal of this work is to register the Syriac heritage in Tur Abdin.”