Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Ḥorvat ZagagMonastery name: MonasteryMonastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countryside LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 227,453.00757,187.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 177,445.00257,188.00 Geographical region: Western GalileeProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IIBishopric: SepphorisTopographical location: Summit of a small hill.Soils: Limestone and terra rosa.Distance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 18 km (Sepphoris)Distance from Roman roads: 1 km south of the road leading eastwards from Acco-Ptolomais Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsExcavated siteExcavators: NameDate Aviam2005 Bibliograpy: Aviam, M., 200341-59 Aviam, M., 2004181-204 Ashkenazi, J. and Aviam, M., 20137-32 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesState of certainty: Archaeologicaly definitive General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: Only the foundations of walls were found in the excavationת although the mosaic pavement of the church was preserved. The church, a complex of rooms and remains of an oil press were excavated. Illustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures General descriptionEnclosing walls: Sections of the western and southern wall were unearthed. Courtyards: A courtyard was found west of the church. Churche/s: The church (10 x 4 m) was paved in a polychrome mosaic. The apse, with a diameter of 2.5 m was also paved with a mosaic exhibiting a shell pattern. A depression in the center of the apse showed the location of the altar's single leg. Fragments of a limestone chancel post were found. Water installations: A cistern was located in the courtyard west of the church. Agricultural and industrial installations: An olive press was located adjacent to the south side of the church. A weight was found in situ. Small finds Detailed descriptionStructureMaterials applied (walls): LimestoneMaterials applied (roofing): tilestimber ComponentsEnclosing wallCourtyard/sMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location single naveGround floor Agricultural installations: oil press\es [=o/p]Water installations: Cisterns Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Abandonment General outline: Late sixth or early seventh century.Dating material: Late Byzantine pottery Phase dateCentury: 6th-7th c. Phase dateCentury: 7th c?