Post Arab conquest history:
Post conquest history comments:
Based on the pottery, the excavators dated the monastery to the late Byzantine-Early Arab period. The excavators were also assisted in the dating by the addition of vowels to the Estrangela script found on stones in the debris of the monastery, which came into use around the eighth century CE. The excavators surmise that the monastery was active for no more than one hundred years. This would then place its foundation no later than the end of the sixth century and its destruction sometime in the early eighth century.