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Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi

These views of the monastery are from the south, looking north. The western part of the monastery on this side is believed to date back to the Roman period and is now used as a kitchen and the south eastern part is a new addition to the monastic library and additional bathroom facilities. On the northern side of the monastery is the chapel, which dated back to the C6th although the roof was raised and it was altered in the C11th. The fortified section to the west has been attributed to the C14th-C15th.


Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

10th August 2001
6th July 2002
3rd May 2003
26th August 2010


Emma Loosley
Charles Chemaly
William Chappell


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The photographs of the 2001-2003 survey and excavation seasons have been lodged with the Archaeological Data Service and are reproduced here with their permission. For those who would like more specialised information such as context and intervention numbers or direction of shot please refer to:




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Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi


Emma Loosley, “Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed July 1, 2022,

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