Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Burj BeitinMonastery name: Monastery (?)Monastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countryside LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 22,335.0064,785.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 17,335.0014,785.00 Geographical region: Samaria Desert FringesProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IBishopric: JerusalemTopographical location: HillDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 17 km (Jerusalem)Distance from Roman roads: ca. 3 km east of the road leading northwards from Jerusalem. Source of knowledgeArchaeological remainsSurveyed siteSurveyors: NameDate Conder and Kitchener1871-1877 Baramki1930's Kochavi1968 Magen and Finkelstein1993 Finkelstein, Lederman and Bunimovitz1981-1985 Bibliograpy: Conder, C. R. and Kitchener, H. H., 1882307 Schneider, A. M., 1934219-25 Kochavi, M. and Ovadiah, R., 1972178 Ovadiah, A. and De Silva, C. G., 1981208 Magen, Y. and Finkelstein, I., 199382 Finkelstein, I., Bunimvitz, S. and Lederman, Z., 1997522-23 Magen, Y. and Kagan, E. D., 2012241-42 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesState of certainty: Archaeologicaly definitive General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: The site consists of structures dated to the Byzantine period and a tower built at a later time using architectural elements in secondary use. Illustrative material: Illustrative_material Photos Figures General descriptionGate/s: The main entrance to the complex was apparently located in its western wall. Courtyards: A courtyard surrounds the tower Tower/s: A tower was constructed on the site at some later stage, incorporating the stones of the original structure. Churche/s: Remains of a church were mentioned by Baramki, who surveyed the site in the 1930's. Although no description was offered, a plan of a basilical church was drawn. The church was apparently located in the eastern part of the complex. Small finds Detailed descriptionStructureMaterials applied (walls): Limestone ComponentsEnclosing wallMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location basilicalGround floor Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Phase 2 Abandonment General outline: The complex was constructed around a courtyard. Remains of a church were reported by Baramki in a 1930's survey.Dating material: No dating has been provided. It may be assumed, if this was a monastery, based on parallels in the region that it was founded in the late fifth or sixth century CE. Phase dateCentury: 5th-6th c. General outline: A tower was added at some later stage than the construction of the complex. No excavation of the site has taken place and no dating for the construction of the tower has been provided.Phase dateCentury: 6th-7th c. Phase dateCentury: 7th c?