Rebuilding the Mar Behnam mauseoleum

Fraternité en Irak, a French NGO which supports religious minorities, conducted an interview with Ethel Sarah Wolper, a historian specializing in the Middle East, in which she details the significant history of the Mar Behnam shrine in Mosul. According to Professor Wolper, “what makes Mar Behnam architecture so unique is that it combines Armenian and Muslim traditions.” Wolper also emphasizes the historical and present significance of Mar Behnam saying, “although there are other churches dedicated to Mar Behnam, that of Mosul is the most important.”

Restoration work has begun at the Mar Behnam monastery !

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