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Another site connected to the pilgrimage route of the Church of St. Simeon, Al-Mushabak is a very well preserved Byzantine church constructed in the late 5th century. It is believed to have been constructed during the upsurge in pilgrimage to nearby Qalaat Samaan to serve as a stopping point on the route.

The basilica features a mixture of architectural styles. Measuring 18m x 12m with nine semi-circular arched windows, the interior has a sense of immense height. The building contains an abnormally large number of windows, and the decoration on columns is minimal, restricted to the capitals on columns. The overall effect is a departure from earlier churches, which are just enlarged house complexes.

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