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Entrance on the north

The entrance to the hall was from the courtyard by a door on the northeast corner. An irregular area of the pavement near the entrance is decorated with a medallion in which a pair of sandals is framed by four birds (detail on the next page).

The hall was originally covered by four north-south arches, and the roof was held up by arches, of which the bases remain, projecting from the pilasters along the north and south walls at intervals of about 1.25 m.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Hippolytus Hall

The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.

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