Vandals have made various damages, during the last three months, in St. Samaan castle and the monastery that can summarized below:
St. Samaan castle
: Minor damage to the Northern facade due to clashes.
St. Samaan Monastery:
The damages affected the following areas:
The Triumphal Arch
- The Northern monastery: digging and illegal building.
- The Western monastery: illegal building at the Northern wall.
- The NE monastery: illegal building in the Southern shrine, broken ancient stones for building material.
: (the old entrance to the church connecting the castle with its monastery), digging and illegal shops constructions by broken ancient stones for building material, damage inflicted on the ancient walls by the bulldozer to make a space to build the shops.
The Public Baths
which, located at the Western slope outside the castle: Damage at the mosaic floor, broken big ancient stones of the old bath's remains.
This monument has been declared by (UNESCO
) as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
", a World Heritage Site.