Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Deir QrukhMonastery name: ST. GREGORYMonastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countryside LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 270,241.00756,931.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 22,023.0025,693.20 Geographical region: Golan HeightsProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IIBishopric: GaulanitisTopographical location: Level groundSoils: BasaltDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 10 kmDistance from Roman roads: ca. 4 km north of the road leading eastwards from Acco-Ptolomais. Source of knowledgeEpigraphyArchaeological remainsExcavated siteExcavators: NameDate Maoz1982 Bibliograpy: Ma'oz, Z. U., 198323-5 Ma‘oz, Z. U., 1993348-9 Tsafrir, Y., Di Segni, L. and Green, J., 1994111 Schick, R., 1995285 Di Segni, L., 2016185*-98* Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesDiscussion: Di Segni (2016: note 18) noted that the complex appears to be entered through six openings, a phenomenon which is unacceptable in a monastery. This would appear to discount the site as a monastic foundation. However, pending further investigation of the site, which was not unearthed in its entirety, the suggestion of the excavator that the site was a monastery has been accepted here.State of certainty: Archaeologicaly definitive General descriptionState of preservation/which parts were uncovered: A complex consisting of a church with an annexed chapel, a courtyard and a complex of rooms. The walls were well preserved, in some places reaching 5 m. The rooms of the monastery were not excavated. Illustrative material: Illustrative_material Figures General descriptionCourtyards: A courtyard separated the church from the rest of the complex. The courtyard is of an irregular shape, located west and northwest of the church. The courtyard is paved with narrow basalt slabs. Churche/s: The church (10.1 X 16.2 m) is a basilica with a square internal apse flanked by two pastophoria. The apse is raised and four depressions in its paving suggest the location of the altar. A small chapel is located adjacent to the northern wall. Small findsSmall finds: CategoryDescription Inscription - see under epigraphyA Greek inscription was found on the chapel's lintel: " The God of Saint Gregory, save and have mercy on those who believe in You, Amen" PotteryFragments of 6th century storage jars, found under the plaster floors of the Pastophoria. Oil lampsThree whole pottery lamps, dated to the 7th century, found in the southwest corner of the prayer hall. Detailed descriptionStructureMaterials applied (walls): BasaltMaterials applied (roofing): slabs ComponentsEnclosing wallCourtyard/sMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location basilicalDiakonikonGround floor Number of stories: 1Agricultural installations: oil press\es [=o/p]Inscribed crosses Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Phase 2 Abandonment Phase name (as published): Stratum IIIAGeneral outline: A monastery complex with a basilical churchPhase dateCentury: 6th c. Phase name (as published): Stratum IIIBGeneral outline: Architectural changes in the church, repairs to the stone pavements of the courtyard.Phase dateCentury: 7th c. General outline: The monastery was abandoned, apparently following the Persian invasion or the Arab conquest.Phase dateCentury: 7th c.Within century: First half Iconoclastic evidenceIconoclastic evidence: No Post Arab conquest history: AbandonedPost conquest history comments: The church was rebuilt in the Mamluk period.