Dayr Seman is the village at the foot of the hill on which Qalat Seman stands and was the main reception centre for the many pilgrims who flocked to visit Simon Stylites, and after his death in 459, the pillar that he stood on. These are general views of the settlement and the triumphal arch that marked the path for pilgrims travelling to Qalat Seman.
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Emma Loosley, “Dayr Seman,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 27, 2023, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/177.