The Historical Sites

Prayer Hall

This presumed Prayer Hall is one of the earliest worship facilities at the site, perhaps dating from before the 4th century AD. A rectangular structure built of undressed fieldstones; it is located near the southeastern corner of Tell al-Kharrar. A plain white mosaic pavement covered the floor, and the ceiling was probably wooden. The manner of construction and location suggest that the structure functioned as a prayer hall or chapel in the very early Byzantine period.