Vertical tabsMonastery name, type, categorySite Name: Khirbet el-LatatinIdentification: The site, a way station for pilgrims, was identified by Thomsen as the site appearing on the Madaba map as To Ennaton, located nine Roman miles from Jerusalem (Thomsen 1907: 61). This identification has been accepted by scholars.Monastery name: Monastery (?)Monastery type: CenobiumMonastery category: Isolated in the countrysidePilgrims LocationCoordinates, ITM system: 21,600.0064,174.00 Coordinates, ICS system: 16,600.0014,174.00 Geographical region: Judean HillsProvincial affiliation: Palaestina IBishopric: JerusalemDistance from nearest bishop-seat: ca. 12 km (Jerusalem)Distance from Roman roads: Near the road connecting Jerusalem with Lod-Diospolis. Source of knowledgeEpigraphyArchaeological remainsSurveyed siteSurveyors: NameDate Conder and Kitchener1871-1877 Baramki1935 Housseini1940, 1942 Kochavi1967-1968 Magen and Finkelstein1993 Selinger1998 Excavated siteExcavators: NameDate Itah1993 Greenfeld1995 Bibliograpy: Conder, C. R. and Kitchener, H. H., 1882 Britt, K. C., 2012 Greenfeld, U., 2012 Di Segni, L., 2012 Magen, Y. and Kagan, E. D., 2012 Abbreviation for Journals and SeriesState of certainty: Uncertain / Questionable General descriptionGeneral descriptionChurche/s: The church had two phases. In the second phase it was enlarged and mosaic pavements added. Small finds Comments, discussion and summary: The site served as a waystation for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem (see identification). Di Segni writes that even if the site was served by a small monastic community, it did not form a monastery but was probably under the direct leadership of the patriarch of Jerusalem (Di Segni 2012: 430). Detailed descriptionStructureMaterials applied (walls): Limestone ComponentsMonastery church: Church typeDiakonikonLink to church sectionChurch location single naveGround floor Architectural evolutionPhase 1 Abandonment Phase name (as published): Phase IIGeneral outline: A small church on the road leading to Jerusalem was enlarged to serve the flow of pilgrims. It is not known if this served as a monasteryDating material: Architectural considerations. Phase dateCentury: 6th c. Phase dateCentury: 7th c? Post Arab conquest history: AbandonedPost conquest history comments: In the Umayyad period the site became an oil press.