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  • Beit Shariem - burial cave detail
    Beit Shariem - burial cave detail
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  • Beit Shariem -sarcopagai room
    Beit Shariem -sarcopagai room
    by Martin_S.
  • Beit Shariem - Door detail, Israel
    Beit Shariem - Door detail, Israel
    by Martin_S.

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    Beit Shariem - Sarcopagai room

    by Martin_S. Written Sep 6, 2005

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    Beit Shariem -sarcopagai room

    Favorite thing: It was very interesting to see this room where the sarcopagai were still in the process of being cut from the material of the cave wall itself. As the cave was dug deeper and deeper, as more and more chambers were added, the workers would cut the sarcopagai out as they dug the caves. Then they only had to wait for someone to come along and die so they could use them...

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    Beit Shariem - inside a burial cave

    by Martin_S. Written Sep 6, 2005
    Beit Shariem - burial cave detail

    Favorite thing: Inside one of the burial caves you can see the "chamber" where the body was laid down in its final resting place. This is a period before the use of coffins and the size of the chiseled out "chamber" was determined by the actual size of the body to be placed there.

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    Beit Shariem - Door detail, cave entrance

    by Martin_S. Written Sep 6, 2005
    Beit Shariem - Door detail, Israel

    Favorite thing: Here you can see one of the burial caves that has not yet been excavated. The door has broken off its hinges and leans into the chamber. The chamber has, over time, become filled with debris all of which needs to be cleaned out during excavation.

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