"Blocks of Stone" Qal`at as Sim`an Things to Do Tip by MM212
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Upon arrival at Saint Simeon, immediately after the ticket office, the first sight one comes across is an incredibly ornate block of stone (see main photo). The Byzantine-style carvings are in an amazingly well-preserved state and the block itself was probably part of a frame of an arch or a window. It is unfortunate that this piece of stone is lying on the ground as shown and was not part of a reconstruction of the ruins. To the left of the stone is a small yard with numerous other fragments of statues and building stones (see other photos). There is also a café to the right for a pause, if needed.
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