Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

The Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is a historical building located about 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Aleppo, Syria. It is the oldest surviving Byzantine church, dating back to the 5th century. Built on the site of the pillar of St. Simeon Stylites, a famed hermit monk, the church is popularly known as either Qalaat Semaan the 'Fortress of Simeon', or Deir Semaan  the 'Monastery of Simeon' .


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