Tell Beit Mirsim - Church

General description: 

"The church structure was a basilica, composed of a nave and two aisles. Auxiliary rooms probably existed on either side of the eastern apse, as well as in the northern part of the church. The floor of the church was decorated with two varieties of mosaics. The church, wherein two constructions phases were discerned, is dated to the end of the Byzantine period. The church structure and the crypt are attributed to the first phase and the baptisterium is assigned to the second phase. The main apse in the east, which was the center of worship and ritual in the church, was not located, nor was the wall that enclosed the church on the west. At least two later periods are represented by walls discovered inside the church structure, which at this point, cannot be dated." (Ein gedy and Golan, 2007)

Abbreviation for Journals and Series


Item number Location in the architectural complex View
1 Aisles View
1 Nave View