"Deir Sema'an - Telanissos" Qal`at as Sim`an Off The Beaten Path Tip by MM212
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The village of Deir Sema'an is located just to the south of the complex of Saint Simeon and can be clearly seen from the Baptistery. The village, under its ancient name Telanissos, used to serve as a final stop for pilgrims visiting Saint Simeon. Pilgrims walked from Deir Sema'an along Via Sacra up the hill all the way to Saint Simeon. The village of Deir Sema'an continues to be inhabited to this day, but the Byzantine ruins lie next to the modern village. I did not take the time to visit the ruins of Telanissos, but hope to do so on my next visit. Attached are some photos taken from Saint Simeon.