Thursday, July 19, was a half-day trip, heading up onto the Golan to see the site of Gamla and then coming back to Hippos (Susita), just above `En Gev.
Here are links for earlier visits to this site:
|"Gamla" takes its name from the word for "camel" because it looks like a camel's hump|
|Here Luke imitates the crouching camel!|
|Class pic before we began the hike down, and then up, to Gamla|
|Yes, this says "Vulture Nesting!"|
|The breach that the Romans made into Gamla's wall to capture it in the First Jewish Revolt|
|Artist's rendition of the first century synagogue; Jesus could have visited here|
|Class pic in the first century synagogue|
Both its ancient name and its modern name, Susita, come from words for "horse." Ancient Hippos was a Greek city of the Decapolis on the east side of the Sea of Galilee. Modern Susita was an Israeli outpost against Syria.