Down through the centuries a lot of bread has been baked in this oven.
The bricks of the oven's interior make a nice big dome.
Imagine how many loaves had to be baked every day to feed the many monks who sat at this refectory table.
See here and here for more views of the Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem's Valley of the Cross.
The fortress-like monastery was built in Byzantine times, probably in the 7th century.
The City Daily Photo group has "bakeries" for today's May 1 theme.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
This room can also be a mini-tour for Our World Tuesday.