Iraq Ismaʻin - SAMSO (?)

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Source of knowledge
Literary sources
Archaeological remains
Surveyed site
Gass and Zissu
State of certainty: 
Archaeologicaly definitive
Architectural evolution
General outline: 
A survey revealed rock cut stairs, a cave church in a poor state of preservation and remains of walls. In some places the walls are extant to a height of three courses. A strong retaining wall and additional walls were found outside the compound, attesting to the existence of additional buildings on the slope.
Dating material: 

The site was not excavated. It is dated generally to the Byzantine period.

Phase date
Early Christian / Byzantine
Phase date
7th c?
Post Arab conquest history: 
Post conquest history comments: 
The cave church was severely damaged after the Byzantine period.