Post Arab conquest history:
Post conquest history comments:
After the monastery ceased to function it was resettled in the second half of eighth to the ninth century CE
Some changes were made in this phase. An olive oil press was constructed in the south wing of the complex. The courtyard was encroached into by the construction of several rooms after the porticoes had been destroyed and a new wing was added on the northern side of the original structure, this wing contained an industrial installation. An industrial oil press of the lever-screw-and-cylindrical-weight type was installed in the south western room. Architectural elements in secondary use were found in this room.