Qal'at Seman is the site where Simeon Stylites the Elder stood on a pillar for 36 years. The hill is located to the north of Jebel Sheikh Barakat and the monumental complex was constructed on the orders of the Emperor after Simeon died in 459. It was one of the biggest churches in the world at the time it was built.
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Emma Loosley, “Qal'at Seman,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed October 25, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/144.