Friday, May 14, 2021

Layered theatre and death depository at Hippos-Sussita

ARCHAEOLOGY: Excavating Hippos and the Last Roman Theater in the World. The only Roman city-state on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee, Hippos has been revealing its treasures in recent decades, including a recently identified Roman theater. But many mysteries still remain unanswered about this magnificent site (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz).

Everything you wanted to know about the site of Hippos-Sussita, from its pre-Maccabean founding to its downfall by earthquake in 363 CE to its decline and its end by another earthquake in 749.

For PaleoJudaica posts on Hippos-Sussita and the many remarkable discoveries there, start here and follow the links. For its Roman Theatre, see here and for that Pan mask, see here.

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