Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Day 23

Today, an off-day, we were off to Sepphoris - a large 1st century CE city in lower Galilee. It's only a few miles from Nazareth so Jesus undoubtedly knew it and probably worked there. The ruins are not as impressive as Beit Shean but it's impressive none the less. A great many fine mosaics have been found including the one below. This large mosaic from a 3rd century CE private house is now enclosed in its own modern building.

The panels in the center depict a drinking contest between Hercules and Dionysus! You ain't seen nothing 'til you've seen Hercules puking (and losing).

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