(9) The structure, aligned in a roughly east-west direction and called at the time the "Apsidal
Building," was excavated for a distance of about 19 m with an interior width of ca.
In the 1190s after the re-conquest, the little mosque came into the possession of the Knights of St John and a large apsidal
chancel with an altar was added to convert the Bab el-Mardum Mosque into an axial church.
It is barely visible from the house; in fact, one has to come quite close to appreciate the triumphal-arch arrangement of a recessed apsidal
porch flanked by two roundels carved by the stonemason, George Moneypenny, with sea horses (hippocampi) ridden by putti.
Gravitational interactions between the two outermost planets yanked the middle one into an eccentric orbit as well, and the mutual torque forced the system into apsidal
One of them had a cooking hearth, another an apsidal
structure at the south end.
Kose also discusses a building identified by Lenzen as a Mithraeum on the basis of its apsidal
form and of a surface find of a mold for a relief of a man kneeling on the back of a bull.
In rectangular churches, whether strictly basilical, with aisles and an inscribed apsidal
east end, or a series of cells leading one from another, the easternmost space is usually the maqdas, and the centre of the nave the qeddest, while the westernmost or narthex-like space serves as the quene mellet.
At a later date Elderkin (1941) attributed it to the cult of Apollo, identifying the apsidal
Temple B as an oracular shrine.
(47) The original room, conventionally dated to the mid-40s AD, had one back entrance, four niches on each side and an apsidal
exedra that contained the Polyphemus group.
The only major shrine discovered is an apsidal
There are two groups, predominantly in clay, on the east walls of the choir; nine more groups in steel and clay are tightly inserted into the apsidal
bays that enclose the very large, elegant font in cast and polished concrete, and a pair of massive oak towers, complex structures with stairs and platforms, are wound around piers.
The central reservoir--circular with four large apsidal
lobes--was to be filled to the level of the building's cornice, where the up-welling water, escaping via pipes, would cascade down the faces of the convex exterior walls.