This C6th church is unusual for having a nave that is almost transverse. Although this type of floorpan is a known element of churches in the Tur Abdin region of south eastern Turkey, it is very unusual to find this design this far south.
Al Bara is a modern town located besides the ruins of a substantial late antique settlement in Idlib province. It is particularly well-known for its distinctive pyramidal-roofed mausoleum.
Al Bara is the largest settlement on Jebel Zawiyeh and is famous with visitors because of its distinctive pyramidal-roofed mausolea. It has five churches and one small church with a narthex and short nave is included amongst these pictures.