Tell Mar Elias

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Tell Mar Elias, August 2005
View NW from Tell Mar Elias, August 2005

Tell Mar Elias is a hill (Tell) in the Ajlun region of North Jordan. The site, northwest of Ajlun, has long been identified with Tishbe, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the Prophet Elijah (Elias or Eliya, in Arabic).

The remains of one of the largest known Byzantine churches in Jordan can also be found at the site. Artifacts from this site including marble carvings and small metal religious objects are on display at the Ajloun Castle Museum.

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Coordinates: 32°21′44″N 35°43′20″E / 32.36222°N 35.72222°E / 32.36222; 35.72222