Mount of Olives panorama

Mount of Olives panorama
A panoramic view of the Mount of Olives

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Galilee Rotation Day 4: Gamla and Hippos

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.

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