'Ein Fattir - Church

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Architectural Evolution
General outline: 
Basilical church with internal apse and two pastophoria.
Dating material: 

The construction date is not given. Since the second phase is dated to the first half of the 6th (March 15, 536), and the inscription speaks about a renovation of the church, it seems reasonable to date the erection of the church to the 5th century, perhaps its second half.

Phase date
Century: 
5th c.
Within century: 
Second half
General outline: 
Basilical church with internal central apse, ambo, colored mosaic floors with geometric, animal and human patterns. The mosaics belong to this phase. In the southern pastophorium an apsidal shelf was installed.
Dating material: 

According to a Greek, dated mosaic inscription in the nave, near the bema entrance, the church was renovated and themosaic floor laid on March 15, 536. 

Phase date
Century: 
6th c.
Within century: 
First half
General outline: 
General layout as in phase 2. The southern aisle was separated from the rest of the church by a wall, built on the stylobate of the southern colonnade.
Dating material: 

According to the excavators, second half of the 7th or beginning of the 8th centuries. 

Phase date
Century: 
7th-8th c.
Iconoclastic evidence
Iconoclastic evidence: 
No
Dating material: 

Since there is no evidance of iconoclasm, it seems that the church was abandoned no later than the beginning of the 8th century.

Phase date
Century: 
7th c.
Within century: 
Late
Post Arab conquest history: 
Modified