St. Mary Church, Urmia
|St. Mary Church, Urmia|
|Affiliation||Assyrian Church of the East|
|Location||Urmia, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran|
A Chinese princess, who contributed to its reconstruction in 642 AD, has her name engraved on a stone on the church wall. The famous Italian traveller Marco Polo also described the church in his visit.
In early 1960s, the old church was restored and a modern church with a spire was built adjacent to the ancient church.
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