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Sign: Emmaus Nicopolis - The southern apse


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SOUTHERN APSE WITHRELIQUARY NICHE WHERE RELICS OF SAINGS WERE VENERATED (5-6th c. A.D.)

האפסיס הדרומי עם גומחה שבה היו מונחות עצמות הקדושים (מאות 5-6 לספירה)

ABSIDE SUD ( V - VIe s . ) AVEC UNE NICHE RELIQUAIRE OÙ LES RELIQUES DE SAINTS ÉTAIENT VENERÉES

ЮЖНАЯ АБСИДА С НИШЕЙ , ГДЕ ХРАНИЛИсь МОЩИ СВЯТЫХ ( V - VI в . н . э .)
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The apse was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Emmaus Nicopolis - a district city from 220 AD, where Jews and Samaritans also lived alongside Christians. Beginning in the fourth century AD, the Christian presence in the city increased, a church was established there, and according to Christianity, Jesus was revealed to two of his disciples after his resurrection.

Apse - a semicircular niche located in churches where the main altar is usually located.

The number (3) that appears on the sign indicates its place on another sign that describes the place on the Madaba map Click for sign's details



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