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The monastery compound is set diagonally in the scene, surrounded by massive rectangular walls. Within the enclosure a number of buildings stand clustered around the Justinian basilica and bell tower. On one side of the main fortifications there is a low wall with an entrance gate, while at right angles to this there is an arched window-like opening, from which the monks may have lowered monastery offerings to Arabs living in the surrounding area.