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Re: [ANE-2] Turmus Ayya mosaic

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  • Sam WOLFF
    Re Turmus Aiya, located 27 km north of Jerusalem: British Mandate records note cisterns, inscriptions and architectural fragments built into modern walls,
    Message 1 of 4 , May 2, 2009
      Re Turmus 'Aiya, located 27 km north of Jerusalem:

      British Mandate records note "cisterns, inscriptions and architectural fragments built into modern walls, rock-cut tombs, sarcophagi and remains of built monuments, remains of press with tessellated floors."

      A stunning Roman sarcophagus from the site was published in Moshe Fisher, Marble Studies (Xenia 40, 1998), p. 210, cat. no. 224. A limestone table top, purported from the site, was published by L. Y. Rahmani in Sefunim 5 (1976): 60-65 Hebrew, 67-71 English.

      So, apart from the press, I didn't find any mention of a mosaic.

      Sam Wolff
      Jerusalem


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    • leviny1@mail.biu.ac.il
      Perhaps the refernece is to the mosaics uncovered by the Dane Kjer (mis-spelling from memory) at Shiloh (Kh. Selun) in the 1920 s. Turmus Ayya is the nearest
      Message 2 of 4 , May 3, 2009
        Perhaps the refernece is to the mosaics uncovered by the Dane Kjer
        (mis-spelling from memory) at Shiloh (Kh. Selun) in the 1920's. Turmus Ayya
        is the nearest village to that site.

        Yigal Levin


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        From: Sam WOLFF sam@...
        Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 09:02:43 +0300
        To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Turmus Ayya mosaic


        Re Turmus 'Aiya, located 27 km north of Jerusalem:

        British Mandate records note "cisterns, inscriptions and architectural
        fragments built into modern walls, rock-cut tombs, sarcophagi and remains
        of built monuments, remains of press with tessellated floors."

        A stunning Roman sarcophagus from the site was published in Moshe Fisher,
        Marble Studies (Xenia 40, 1998), p. 210, cat. no. 224. A limestone table
        top, purported from the site, was published by L. Y. Rahmani in Sefunim 5
        (1976): 60-65 Hebrew, 67-71 English.

        So, apart from the press, I didn't find any mention of a mosaic.

        Sam Wolff
        Jerusalem


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      • Sam WOLFF
        I think the reference in the source referred to by Yitzhak Sapir was mistaken. It describes a Dionysian scene on a mosaic. In fact, this is what is depicted on
        Message 3 of 4 , May 3, 2009
          I think the reference in the source referred to by Yitzhak Sapir was mistaken. It describes a Dionysian scene on a mosaic. In fact, this is what is depicted on the sarcophagus from that site.

          Sam Wolff

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