These images of Qal'at Seman, the famous shrine of St. Symeon Stylites the Elder on Jebel Seman are valuable because they are taken midway between the French restoration of the site in the 1930s and the way the site looked in the late 1990s when the majority of the rest of the photographs in this archive were taken. They show the complex to be well maintained, with less visitors (local or foreign) than were customary by the pre war years.
Date of Visit
25th July 1962
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Emma Loosley, “Qal'at Seman 1962,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed January 21, 2019, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/706.