The building is an early Byzantine church built on top of a destroyed temple. The close up shows how they have used the stones from the temple. Some of the original images from the temple remain, the frieze with the people is a pagan ritual taking place while animal figures have been carved by the Christians. They seem to be unaware that they are using ancient pagan symbolism.


The carving of the woman framed by detailed decoration shows the kind of destruction we have seen throughout the Christian world as statures of ancient deities were defaced. We can see by the excellent state of the rest of the carving that this is not the work of weather. In case there are any doubts, in the second picture a cross has been carved on face of the goddess.


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