Ḥorvat Beer Shem'a; Birsama - St. Stephanos - Bema

Location in the architectural complex: 
Mosaic floor
The carpet decorating the bema consists of two frames and a five-line inscription in front of the altar. The outer frame is a chain composed of alternating round and square links. The inner frame is made of 22 medallions containing a variety of geometric meanders.