Before they found the Church of the Apostles itself, archaeologists at el-Araj found numerous architectural and decorative fragments of the Byzantine church. These include part of a chancel screen post and a marble chancel screen decorated with a wreath. The chancel screen would have separated the church’s altar space from the nave. They also uncovered fragments of an ionic capital, a limestone table fragment decorated with a cross and floral design, and several gilded glass tesserae.