Mosque Name: Nahal Omer Openair mosque

Country: Negev

Year of construction (AD): 750-799

GPS: 30.544067 35.177101

Gibson Classification: Between


Description:

This is one of the open air mosques found in the Negev. It is dated: 750-799 by mehash ware, soapstone, coins, and C14 dating. The mosque is about 5x10 meter room, with a rough mihrab.


An archaeologist sketching the mosque

An archaeologist sketching the mosque


Sketch of the mosque

Sketch of the mosque


Sketch of the village

Sketch of the village


References:

Ben-Michael, Judith, Israel, Yigal, and Dov Nahlieli, 2016. “Nahal ʻOmer: A Village from the Early Islamic Period in the ʻArava”, Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel 129, http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.aspx?id=25325&mag_id=125.


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