Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Ḥorvat Dayar; Khirbet ed-Deir; Kh. DuweirMonastery name: Monastery (?)Monastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countryside LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 198,429.00667,312.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 148,425.00167,311.00 Geographical region: Southern and Western SamariaProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IBishopric: DiospolisTopographical location: An area of low hills on the western fringes of southern Samaria.Soils: limestoneDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 20 km (Lod-Diospolis)Distance from Roman roads: ca. 3 km east of the road leading from the coast to the Judean hills. Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsSurveyed siteSurveyors: NameDate Conder and Kitchener1871-1877 Kochavi and Beit-Arieh1994 Bibliograpy: Conder, C. R. and Kitchener, H. H., 1882333 Avi-Yonah, M., 193426-47; 49-73 Kochavi, M. and Beit-Arieh, I., 1994 Dayan, A., 201557-8 Shadman, A, 2016 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesDiscussion: The plan of the site, i.e. a complex surrounded by a wall with a chapel suggests that this may have been a monastery but could also have been a farmstead.State of certainty: Uncertain / Questionable General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: SWP identified a small monastery at the site. General descriptionEnclosing walls: The complex measures 30.5 x 29 m within the walls. Gate/s: The precinct's gate is in its northern wall. Churche/s: A chapel (15 x 5.5 m) is located in the southeastern corner of the complex. An apse measuring 4.8 m in diameter is located in its eastern wall. At the time of the SWP, the doorway to the church (through its western wall) still possessed a simple lintel in situ. Storage facilities: A trench was located in the northeastern corner of the complex. It was plastered and covered with stone slabs. According to the SWP- this was a water reservoir (see below). Water installations: A plastered reservoir was extant in the northeastern corner of the complex (according to SWP). The reservoir was roofed with vaults covered with stone slabs 2.1 m long. Cisterns were found in the vicinity. Agricultural and industrial installations: Agricultural terraces and installations were found in the vicinity. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription PotteryByzantine OtherTesserae Detailed descriptionDimensions: Total area (sqm)Size class 885Small StructureMaterials applied (walls): Limestone ComponentsEnclosing wallGate/s: 1Monastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location single naveGround floor Storage facilities – warehousesAgricultural installations: oil press\es [=o/p]wine press\es [=w/p]Terraces [=t]Water installations: Cisterns Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Abandonment General outline: A complex enclosed in a wall and a chapel.Dating material: Byzantine, based on the pottery. Phase dateCentury: Early Christian / Byzantine Phase dateCentury: 7th c?