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Tell Mar Elias, August 2005


View NW from Tell Mar Elias, August 2005


Tell Mar Elias is a hill (Tell) in the Ajlunmarker region of North Jordanmarker. The site, northwest of Ajlun, has long been identified with Tishbe, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the Prophet Elijah (Elias, in Arabic).

The remains of one of the largest known Byzantine churches in Jordan can also be found at the site. Artifacts from this site including marble carvings and small metal religous objects are on display at the Ajloun Castlemarker Museum.

Image:Mar Elias Lower Chapel.jpg|The lower chapel at Mar EliasImage:Mar Elias mosiac floor.jpg|simple mosaic floorImage:Mar Elias carving.jpg|Carving of a cross

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