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Deir Semaan 2010 0480.jpg

Deir Semaan 2010 0480.jpg

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The large pandocheion lies on the lower slopes of the hill on the eastern edge of town. It was the major accommodation for pilgrims. It comprises two separate buildings set 70 meters end ot end, surrounded by wide porticos in two storeys. Both are typical shapes for this type of accommodation for pilgrims, but much larger. I overlooked a burial chapel with burial niches (but I have seen those by the thousands by now). This might be an indication the complex was for permanent stay in a monastery rather than an inn for passing pilgrims.

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