The damaged remains of two Byzantine reliquaries were found during the excavations at Dayr Mar Elian. The lid of one replicates a Roman sarcophagus and the other piece is a base of a different size decorated with a motif of ringed circles.
Date of Visit
2nd November 2006
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Emma Loosley, “Byzantine Reliquaries,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed November 17, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/249.