Baruch Haba Tour 2017

International Conference & Intercessory Tour of Israel May 9-May 18, 2017.
Hosted by Revive Israel, Tents of Mercy, & Tikkun International.

This section shows photos from the archeological site of Zippori (Sepphoris) (Hebrew – Tzipori).

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Prickly pear cactus.

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Prickly pear cactus.

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Lea with prickly pear cactus.

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Remains of Zippori synagogue.

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Synagogue floor mosaics.

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Synagogue floor mosaics – menorah.

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Remains of a mikveh used for ritual hand washing.

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Lea and Ilana. Ilana was our bus captain and has known Lea since the mid-90’s when they worked together in Maryland at Tikkun Ministries.

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Pomegranate fruit.

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Pomegranate flower.

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Prickly pear cactus flower.

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Mill stone.

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Zippori panorama.

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Roman theater built in the late first or early second century A.D. It was carved into the bedrock on the steep northern slope of the hill. It seated around 4,000. The rows of seats constructed on the hewn bedrock were robbed in antiquity. The lowest three rows are partly reconstructed with original stones.

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Roman theater.

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Roman theater.

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Reconstructed Roman theater stage.

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Roman theater steps.

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Wall remains exiting the Roman theater, right-hand side as you are exiting.

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Wall remains entering the Roman theater, right-hand side as you enter.

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Zippori ruins.

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Mosaics on the dining room floor of a wealthy late-Roman era home that was destroyed in a mid-third century earthquake.

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Close-up of previous photo.

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View of entire floor mosaics.

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More ruins.

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Main road.

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Ruins showing remains of building with mosaics on floor.

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Paving stones on road.

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Road.

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Chariot ruts in road.

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On the south side of the city, and east to the Cardo, is a large building called the “Nile house” – named after one of its amazing mosaics that depicted scenes from the Nile. This is an example of geometric designs found on one floor of the building.

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Warrior mosaic.

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Nile House mosaics, depicting Amazon women warriors.

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The Centaurs, or those who round up bulls, originate in Greek mythology, and are half man and half horse. The Centaur depicted here is holding a shield or dish with the Greek inscription: “Helpful God.”

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Back to the bus.