Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, the monastery complex

Monastery of St Simeon Stylites, the monastery complex

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Dayr Zakka (monastery), porch (narthex) of the church with mosaic floor, 6th C.

Roman grave behind the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Roman grave behind the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

The church of St Peter?, Saydnaya

The church of St Peter?, Saydnaya

Dayr Zakka (monastery), floor mosaic in the sanctuary, 595 AD

Dayr Zakka (monastery), floor mosaic in the sanctuary, 595 AD

Tall al-Bi'a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

Tall al-Bi’a, Excavation at Dayr Zakka (monastery)

The way to the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

The way to the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Interior view of the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Interior view of the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Interior view of the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Interior view of the monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

View from the monastery entrance, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

View from the monastery entrance, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Entrance to the Church of St Peter, Saydnaya

Entrance to the Church of St Peter, Saydnaya

The region of Limestone Massif, where Qal'at Sam'an (monastery of St. Simeon) is situated

The region of Limestone Massif, where Qal’at Sam’an (monastery of St. Simeon) is situated

Darat ʿAzza, city located along the St. Simeon Monastery road

Darat ʿAzza, city located along the St. Simeon Monastery road

Windows on the monastery's facade, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Windows on the monastery’s facade, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Dayr Zakka (monastery), detail of a mosaic, showing the palm

Dayr Zakka (monastery), detail of a mosaic, showing the palm

The Cave Monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

The Cave Monastery, northwest of Palmyra, Jazil

Agriculture south of the Monastery of Saint Simeon (geological term for a hollow form closed on all sides in karst areas)

Agriculture south of the Monastery of Saint Simeon (geological term for a hollow form closed on all sides in karst areas)

The monastery of Mar Taqla

The monastery of Mar Taqla

al-Burayj, a side of Saint Daniel Monastery

al-Burayj, a side of Saint Daniel Monastery

A view of the main facade, the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the main facade, the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is composed of four churches forming a cross

Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is composed of four churches forming a cross

al-Burayj, a side of Saint Daniel Monastery

al-Burayj, a side of Saint Daniel Monastery

Gallery

Church of the monk Buhayra, the oldest church in Busra

Church of the monk Buhayra, the oldest church in Busra

A view shows monasteries and residential buildings, Saydnaya

A view shows monasteries and residential buildings, Saydnaya

Damage pattern, hollow area, in plaster on sandstone, Franciscan monastery, Zeitz, Germany

Fig. 47, Catalogue of Damage

General view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

General view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

View from the courtyard towards the northeastern side of the valley, Dayr Mar Musa al-Habashi

View from the courtyard towards the northeastern side of the valley, Dayr Mar Musa al-Habashi

View towards Notre-Dame de Saydnaya

View towards Notre-Dame de Saydnaya