of a Byzantine Period painted lintel found beneath the floor of
the haikal. The complete lintel measures 1.55 meters in length
and is decorated with the design of three crosses painted with
red and black paint.
derage (Syriac, steps), connecting the nave with the haikal
(Syriac, temple room), was constructed in five phases. Fragments
of an Abbasid Period molded and painted lintel were reused in
the balustrade during the final rebuilding phase of the derage.
cisterns were constructed during the Byzantine Period to collect
rainwater and snowmelt from the roof of the church. Both
cisterns were filled during the 9th or 10th centuries and a
number of artifacts were found intentionally discarded in both
glass chalice discovered in filled cistern outside of church
entrance. Discovered during the 1994 excavation season by Robert
glasslamp discovered in filled cistern outside of church
Discovered during the 1994 excavation season by Robert
McWhorter. Lamp made with both footed base and 3 suspension
ampulla with two glass suspension handles found in a cache pit
outside the northwest corner of the church. The glass ampulla
was discovered during the1995 excavation season by Kathleen
O'toole. (Scale in centimetres)
from two jars were decorated with crosses drawn in tar. The
proportions and shape of the crosses corresponds to examples
represented in the moulded stucco decorations within the church.
inscriptions were found with the letters W O R OO [D] which
means "Rose" in Arabic and Syriac. One large jar was
inscribed with the letters A B U SH L [M] which means
"Father of Peace." Both names are still used in the
Assuri Christian villages of Tell Tamr and Tell Nasr. inscriptions
read Rose and Absalam.
enameled glass beaker , decorated with enamel and gilt
from the khan include copper and silver issues from various
Abbasid and Ayyubid mints.
military artifacts including arrowpoints and pieces of short
swords are mute testimony to the building's destruction by
Islamic Period bath complex including a changing room, warm
room, hot room, furnace, and well. The floor of the changing
room and hot room were paved with marble.
size and dimensions (23.7 x 23.5 meters) of the north khan are
almost identical to the south khan before the later structure
was modified with the addition of a mosque, corral, and attached
shops. The walls range in thickness from 55 to 85 cm. and were
constructed with a core of mudbricks faced with stone and