Post Arab conquest history:
Post conquest history comments:
In the excavations, papyri in Aramaic, Arabic and Greek were found, mostly dating to the eighth-tenth centuries.
Wall paintings dated by Mader to the medieval period were found in the burial cave. This would indicate some sort of Christian presence at the site throughout the period. The paintings in the burial cave were dated by Meinardus (1965-1966: 355) to the eleventh to twelfth centuries but there is no certainty that at this late period this was an active monastery (Patrich 1995: 144).