These images show Dayr Mar Elian in the winter of 2008 when there was a heavy fall of snow, which is naturally relatively rare in the Syrian desert. The pictures were taken by Brother Daniel, a novice at the monastery of Mar Musa and show the old and new cloisters, old and new churches, olive and other fruit trees and a new building built in the traditional 'beehive' style.
Date of Visit
9th January 2008
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Emma Loosley, “Dayr Mar Elian in the snow,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 28, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/316.