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079) Rujm el-Mugheifir South/Tell el-Khursi

[PADIS code 0029]

Arabic: رجم المغيفيرالجنوبي

Site ancient name: Monastery of Eunuchs/one of the two Elias' Coenobia (Augustinović 1951, 188; Hirschfeld 1990, 22, site n. 11).

Site location: Lat. +31° 50' 30.61" N; Long. +35° 28' 31.94" E.

Site extension: less than 10 dunams.

State of preservation: ruins.

Occupational period: Byzantine.

Site typology: monastery.

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

Material culture: architectural features, mosaic tesserae.

Bibliography: Conder - Kitchener 1883, 181-182, 221; Clermont-Ganneau 1896, 40-41; Féderlin 1903, 199, 215; Augustinović 1951, 187-188; Bar-Adon 1972, 115-116; Hirschfeld 1990, 22-23, site n. 11.

Plates: I, III.

 

 

Bibliography

Augustinović, A.
1951 Gerico e dintorni, Jerusalem 1951 (in particular pp. 185, 187-189).
Bar-Adon, P.
1972 "The Survey in the Judean Desert and Jericho Valleys", in M. Kochavi (ed.), Judea, Samaria, Golan, Archaeological Survey in the Year 5728, Jerusalem 1972, pp. 92-149 (in particular pp. 115-116).
Clermont-Ganneau, C.
1896 Archaeological Research in Palestine During the Years 1873-1874, Vol. II, London 1896 (in particular pp. 40-41).
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 pp. 178, 181-182, 204, 221).
Féderlin, J.L.
1903 "Recherches sur les laures et monastères de la plaine du Jourdain et du désert de Jérusalem", in La Terre Sainte 20 (1903), pp. 117-331 (in particular pp. 199, 215).
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. 11).