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The entrance to Dayr Mar Elian

In this picture of the entrance to the monastery hand prints can be seen over the lintel. These were made by people making a vow to the saint and sacrificing an animal (goat or sheep) at the site and leaving a bloody handprint over the entrance to seal the prayer.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

July 2001

Contributor

Emma Loosley

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Architecture

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Collection

The Dayr Mar Elian Archaeological Project (DMEAP)

Citation

Emma Loosley, “The entrance to Dayr Mar Elian,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed September 26, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/508.

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