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Byzantine Church Mosaic
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View of the mosaic in a side room of the church.  The 16 medallions are bounded by a guilloche.  In the second row from the left, note the basket and the cluster of grapes.

The church was built by Euthymius around AD 422.  Like almost all Byzantine Churches, the apse is on the east side of the building.  A community of Byzantine monks lived at Masada (then called Marda) from the 5th through the 7th century.