Tell Mar Elias

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Tell Mar Elias
Tell Mar Elias, August 2005
Tell Mar Elias is located in Jordan
Tell Mar Elias
Shown within Jordan
Location Jordan
Region Ajloun Governorate
Coordinates 32°21′44″N 35°43′20″E / 32.36222°N 35.72222°E / 32.36222; 35.72222Coordinates: 32°21′44″N 35°43′20″E / 32.36222°N 35.72222°E / 32.36222; 35.72222
Type Tell

Tell Mar Elias is a mound consisting of several archaeological strata (a tell) in the Ajlun region of northern 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 be found at the site. Artifacts from this site, including marble carvings and small metal religious objects, are on display at the archaeological museum of the nearby Ajloun Castle.


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