The church of Bennawi, south of Aleppo, was reported destroyed by the 1950s when Georges Tchalenko undertook his monumental three volume study of the Syrian Limestone Massif. The basalt "bema throne" or pulpit was preserved and is now in the garden of the National Museum in Damascus.
Date of Visit
15th February 1997
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Emma Loosley, The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches, TSEC 1, Brill, 2012 http://www.brill.com/architecture-and-liturgy-bema-fourth-sixth-century-syrian-churches
Emma Loosley, “Bennawi Bema Throne,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 21, 2019, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/171.