Konstantinos Politis

Guardian of Lot’s Cave. Just to the left of the basilica’s curved central apse is the cave entrance, framed by an elegant doorway decorated with crosses and rosettes. The well-preserved mosaic pavement leading to the cave features a four-line Greek inscription, set inside a tabula ansata frame (a rectangle with side triangles), that names the church’s bishop and abbot and gives the year as 605 A.D.