You are hereHomeBARSpring 2020Searching for Bethsaida: The Case for Et-Tell In the 1920s, it was assumed that the mutilations took place after the Muslim conquest. However, during the Umayyad dynasty figurative art was permissible, and iconoclasm took place only with the Shi’ite dynasty of Egypt in the ninth century. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.