Qalb Lozeh is, as mentioned elsewhere, an exceptionally well-preserved C5th church on Jebel Barisha and is probably the best known monument in the region after Qal'at Sem'an. These images show that in 1962 there was already a modern village around the church, but that it was not as large as the settlement had become by the early C21st century. The photographs can be compared with those from the 1990s to show that in the 1960s there were no restrictions on entry and the building was open to all. In this case there appears to have been no deterioration of the site pre the Syrian Civil War since the 1960s.
Date of Visit
25th July 1962
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Emma Loosley, “Qalb Lozeh 1962,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 21, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/704.