The design of the cross has four forked arms with two indentations (for gemstones or colored glass)
in each arm. The cross also has a central indentation near the intersection of the arms.
No stones or insets were found. The style of the cross would be associated with
Byzantine iconography, but the associated pottery and a copper coin of Al Ashraf Musa
belong to the Ayyubid Period. The cross was discovered in a highly corroded condition by
Beth Remillong; it was cleaned and conserved by Neathery Fuller.
Broken glass vial from Square 40, locus 03. Discovered during 2001 summer excavation.
Photographic Credits: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
Last updated 5 May 2005.
Military artifacts such as crossbow bolts, knives,
and arrowpoints are found in the ruins of Area 8.
The arrowhead was found in square 18 locus 006. Iron knife blade from square 28 locus 004.
Migrated 2 April 2008