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The chapel at the northwest corner (5 m x 3 m) is decorated with a series of stags, sheep and gazelles, which all face small pomegranate and apple trees.
There is a two-line inscription which reads: “At the time of the most holy Bishop John, this place was paved with mosaics through the zeal of John, the most pious monk.”
(From: Michele Piccirillo, page 106)
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
A magnificent mosaic floor, created in 578, not disfigured by iconoclasts. In the center it has the famous medallion with a personification of the Sea.
By Michele Piccirillo
A large format, cloth-bound volume with 383 pages, 874 illustrations, including aerial views of many of the sites and plans of most of the structures which have mosaics.
American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan. First edition in 1993.
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