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Early Shrine Interior
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View looking down, east, at the west end of the "Early Shrine" at Omrit.  This Early Shrine was encased by two later temples—like putting boxes around it.

The Early Shrine is the structure in the center of the image. Note especially right of center how the Early Shrine is a freestanding structure (after excavation)—not attached to the wall to the right of it.  On the right (south), on the left, in the foreground and in the background are the walls of the First Temple that encased and tower over the Early Shrine. 

From the bottom up, the Early Shrine stands on a base of hewn stones crowned by a molding.  Above that are more hewn stones and the remnants of a plastered floor are visible.