Tel Shiloh

Shiloh (/ˈʃaɪloʊ/; Hebrew: שִׁלוֹ ,שִׁילֹה ,שִׁלֹה, and שִׁילוֹ variably) was an ancient city in Samaria mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It has been positively identified with modern Khirbet Seilun, a tell or archaeological mound, called in Modern Hebrew Tel Shiloh.

circa 870–750 BCE

Jamia el Yeteim is a low building of stone, roughly squared, with a door on the north. It has a mihrab on the south, and is divided into two aisles, being rather longer east and west than north and south. There is an outer stairway to the roof. South of this is a small birkeh with steps to it".

circa 350 CE

Byzantine era basilica at Khirbat e Seilun, located near the Mosque of the Orphans. Discovered and reconstructed in 1930s by a team of Danish archaeologists, the current building stands on top of the 4th century CE Byzantine remains. Situated about 90 meters away from the southern hillside.

circa 350 CE

The olive oil press unearthed during a recent (2015 CE) excavation headed by archaeologist Dr. Ofer Gat. A large stock of charred olive pits was found near the press, along with shards from terra-cotta candles and light cones characteristic of that period.

circa 350 CE

An early Roman (circa first century) Winepress (larger of the two found at the site) at Khirbat Seilun, located 320 meters south of the Tel. The winepress consists of a treading floor, covered with mosaics, and twin collecting pits.

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