The Cardo as recently excavated. On the extreme left is part of a column from the portico. Immediately to the right is a square installation and behind it an engaged column. Both were part of a Byzantine structure which covered the portico and part of the Cardo itself. To the right of this engaged column can be seen two capitals covered with pieces of wood to protect them from falling debris. Above the right hand capital a beam hole can be seen. Originally this hole housed one of the beams that supported the portico. Directly in front of the man can be seen slabs covering a drainage channel. In this picture, we are looking west, which is the opposite direction from which we look at the Cardo on the Madaba map.