Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A layered sanctuary in the Golan Heights

ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE: Byzantine Church Built over Greek Temple Discovered on Golan Heights (David Israel, The Jewish Press).
A church from the Byzantine period dating to around 400 CE was discovered in the Banias Springs Nature Reserve (a.k.a. Nahal Hermon Nature Reserve). The archeological excavations were conducted under the leadership of the Archeology Division of the Nature and Parks Authority under the direction of Prof. Adi Erlich and Ron Lavie of the Zinman Institute of Archeology at the University of Haifa.


The church was built over a temple to the Greek god Pan. For the discovery of another Pan sanctuary, see here.

There seems to be a lot of archaeology in the Golan at present.

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