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Mount Nebo: Detail of Spectacular Mosaic in Old Baptistery of Church

Detail of Spectacular Mosaic in Old Baptistery of Church

Detail of the spectacular mosaic in the Old Baptistery of the church, which a Greek inscription dates to August 531 AD. It was protected under a plainer mosaic from 597 until 1976. It depicts animals, farmers and hunters in four tableaux surrounded by geometric decoration. Here a boy looks after a zebra and a creature that is either a spotted camel or creatively-imagined giraffe.

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