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It reads: "By the providence of God this venerable monastery of the holy Mother of God was rebuilt, in the days of Job, bishop of Madaba, and of George the recluse, for the preservation of all the benefactors, indiction 15, year 6270"

It reads: "The reader will keep the memory of the benefits of our master Gayanos the Priest, and of his heirs who have provided the furnishings of the church"

On a clear day the outlook of the Siyagha peak offers awe-inspiring views of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea, as far as the hills of Jerusalem.

 

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Created by the Italian artist Giovanni Fantoni, visually merging the healing bronze serpent set up by Moses in the desert, and the Crucifixion of Jesus.

 

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Created by the Italian artist Giovanni Fantoni, visually merging the healing bronze serpent set up by Moses in the desert, and the Crucifixion of Jesus.

 

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The mosaic of 531 is a large square divided into four strips of scenes of men and animals, surrounded by a chain-style border. The top two sections depict fierce hunting scenes: a shepherd fighting a lion, a soldier fighting a lioness, and two horseback hunters defeating a bear and wild boar.

 

The lower scenes are pastoral but with a touch of the exotic: a shepherd watching his goat and sheep graze in the shade of trees; an ostrich on a leash held by a dark-skinned man; and a boy holding the leashes of a zebra and a spotted animal that looks very much like a camel but might be intended to represent a giraffe.

 

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Reference: APAAME_20070417_FFR-0026

Photographer: Francesca Radcliffe

Credit: Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East

Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works