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Detail of a Byzantine floor mosaic depicting Neapolis (modern day Nablus), possibly with the Theotokos church on Mount Gerizim, from the cycle showing 15 major cities of the Holy Land from both east and west of the River Jordan, 756-785 AD, from the Church of St Stephen, Umm ar-Rasas, Amman, Jordan. Six mosaic masters signed the mosaic floor, Staurachios from Esbus, Euremios, Elias, Constantinus, Germanus and Abdela. They completed the mosaics at the time of Bishop Sergius II in honour of St...
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