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078) Rujm el-Mugheifir North

[PADIS code 0159]

Arabic: رجم المغيفيرالشمالي

Site ancient name: Elias' Monastery (Féderlin 1903, 198-199; Augustinović 1951, 188; Hirschfeld 1990, 22, site n. 10).

Site location: Lat. +31° 50' 30.40" N; Long. 35° 28' 31.33" E.

Site extension: 5 dunams.

State of preservation: ruins.

Occupational periods: Roman, Byzantine, Early Islamic.

Plate: I, III.

 

 

Roman Period

Site typology: occupational layers.

Material culture: pottery.

Bibliography: Greenberg - Keinan 2009, 73, site n. 370.

 

Byzantine Period

Site typology: monastery.

Public architecture: monastery (church, building, water reservoir).

Material culture: frescoes with Greek inscriptions, architectural features, mosaic tesserae, glass, pottery.

Bibliography: Clermont-Ganneau 1896, 40; Conder - Kitchener 1883, 221; Féderlin 1903, 199, 215; Augustinović 1951, 185-186, 188; Hirschfeld 1990, 22-23, site n. 10; Greenberg - Keinan 2009, 73, site n. 370.

 

Early Islamic Period

Site typology: occupational layers.

Material culture: pottery.

Bibliography: Greenberg - Keinan 2009, 73, site n. 370.

 

Bibliography

Augustinović, A.
1951 Gerico e dintorni, Jerusalem 1951 (in particular pp. 185-186).
Clermont-Ganneau, C.
1896 Archaeological Research in Palestine During the Years 1873-1874, Vol. II, London 1896 (in particular p. 40).
Conder, C.R. - Kitchener, H.H.
1883 The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. Volume III. Sheets XVII-XXVI. Judaea, London 1883 (in particular p. 221).
Féderlin, J.L.
1903 "Recherches sur les laures et monasteries de la plaine de Jordain et du désert de Jérusalem", in La Terre Sainte 20 (1903), pp. 117-331 (in particular pp. 199, 215).
Greenberg, R. - Keinan, A.
2009 Israeli Archaeological Activity in the West Bank 1967-2007. A Sourcebook, Jerusalem 2009 (in particular p. 73, site n. 370, map 2).
Hirschfeld, Y.
1990 "List of the Monasteries of the Judean Desert", in G.C. Bottini - L. Di Segni - E. Alliata (eds.), Christian Archaeology in the Holy Land - New Discoveries. Essays in Hounour of Virgilio C. Corbo, OFM (Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Collectio Maior 36), Jerusalem 1990, pp. 1-90 (in particular pp. 22-23, site n. 10).