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Qal’at Sem’an/Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Adam Prins
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Dec 23, 2013 12:01 PM History
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An ancient church, located in modern Syria. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria."

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/336554371

36.3341666667, 36.8441666667
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church, monastery

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Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria" under criteria iii, iv, and v of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines.

Specific archaeological components include:

    • Most likely the oldest surviving Byzantine church in the world, dating to the 5th century AD.

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Adam Prins, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Qal’at Sem’an/Church of Saint Simeon Stylites: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2013 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/336554371> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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