The church at Qalb Lawzah is one of the most intact examples of church architecture in the Limestone Massif area. It is the earliest example on a monumental scale of the Syrian model of the broad-aisled basilica church and represents the development of a Syrian style of architecture as an offshoot from the Byzantine. The nave is separated from the side aisles by sweeping transverse arches resting on piers, rather than by rows of columns.
Burns, Ross. The monuments of Syria a guide, 245. London: I.B .Tauris, 2009.