Saturday, December 30, 2006

Jami' Iteiyim

Since I mentioned Jam' Iteiyim in my previous posting, here are some photos.

This is inside. There are four columns and a niche facing south. At the present, diggings have lowered a portion of the floor and it seems the building sits above a five-meter deep cistern so there's no more tinkling around for a while.

Here is Rachel Ehrlich, in charge of Tel Shiloh, explaining how the basillica was uncovered and the Muslim structure was found to be built smack dab in the middle of it.

And here is a view of the western wall of Jami' Iteiyim:

You can see part of the magnificent mosaic floor, too.

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