Sites & cities that bear the name of Nusaybin


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Naşibīna, Νίσιβις, Nisibis, نصيبين‎, Nisêbîn, ܢܨܝܒܝܢ‎, Nṣībīn, Մծբին, Mtsbin, Antiochia Mygdonia, Antioch on the Mygdonius, Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Μυγδονίας, Nisibis, נציבין, Netzivin, Parthicus

Description : Nusaybin (pronounced [nuˈsajbin]; Akkadian: Naṣibina; Classical Greek: Νίσιβις, Nisibis; Arabic: نصيبين‎, Kurdish: Nisêbîn; Syriac: ܢܨܝܒܝܢ‎, Nṣībīn; Armenian: Մծբին, Mtsbin) is a city in Mardin Province, Turkey. The population of the city is 83,832 as of 2009. The population is predominantly Kurdish, Sunni as well as Yezidi, but a small Christian community can also be found. With a history going back nearly 3,000 years, Nusaybin was ruled and settled by various groups. First mentioned as an Aramean settlement Naşibīna in 901 BCE, it was captured by Assyria in 896 BCE. In the 4th and 5th centuries CE it was one of the great centers of Syriac scholarship, along with nearby Edessa.

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