Sites & cities that bear the name of Midyat


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 13th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Matiate, Midyad‎, ܡܕܝܕ, Mëḏyaḏ, Miḏyoyo, مديات‎

Description : Midyat (Kurdish: Midyad‎ Syriac: ܡܕܝܕ Mëḏyaḏ, Turoyo: Miḏyoyo, Arabic: مديات‎) is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. The ancient city is the center of a centuries-old Hurrian town in Upper Mesopotamia. In its long history, the city of Midyat has been ruled by various different leaders and nations. The history of Midyat can be traced back to the Hurrians during the 3rd millennium. Ninth century BC Assyrian tablets refer to Midyat as Matiate, or city of caves due to the caves at eleth 3 km away from the city where the earliest inhabitants lived. Many different empires had ruled over Midyat including the Mitannians, Assyrians, Arameans, Armenians, Medes, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Abbasids, Seljuks and Ottomans. Main article: Midyat rebellion During the Assyrian genocide, Azakh was one of the last pockets of widespread resistance in what the Ottoman authorities called the Midyat rebellion, named after the main Christian town in the Tur Abdin region

See on map »