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Sign: Emmaus Nicopolis - the city on the map of Madaba

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Latrun Interchange - Ayyalon-Canada Park
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On the sign:
The city of Emmaus-Nicopolis as it appears upon the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land from Madaba, Jordan
עיר אמאוס-ניקופוליס, כפי שהיא מופיעה על פני מפת מידבה, מאה 6 לספירה (נמצאת בירדן)

Byzantine Basilica and Crusader church of Emmaus-Nicopolis (reconstruction by the Finnish architect Aaro Sõderlund)

©Aaro Söderlund
הבזיליקה הביזנטית והכנסייה הצלבנית של אמאוס-ניקופוליס. שחזור של האדריכל הפיני ארו סודרלונד

Eusebius of Caesarea, "Onomasticon" (ca. 295 A.D.):
"...Emmaus, whence was Cleopas who is mentioned by the Evangelist Luke. Today it is Nicopolis, a famous city of Palestine."
אֵוסֵביוס מקיסריה, ספר אוֹנוֹמַסְטִיקוֹן (נכתב בסביבות שנת 295 לספירה):
"...אמאוס, משם היה קליאופס הנזכר בבשורה על-פי לוקס. היום היא ניקופוליס, עיר מפורסמת בארץ-ישראל."
The legend:
1.Three apsidal Byzantine Basilica (6-7th c. AD) rebuilt on smaller scale by Crusaders (12th c AD
2.Byzantine inscription in Greek
3.Southern apse with reliquary niche (6-7th c. AD)
4.Byzantine baptistery chapel (5-6th c. AD)
5.Ruins of the North Basilica (5-6th c. AD)
6.Remains of Byzantine mosaics
7. Ancient quarry of stones
8. Roman period tombs area
9.Remains of Byzantine mosaics
10.Bishops’s house of Nicopolis (5-7th c. AD)

מקרא למפת האתר:
1. הבזיליקה הביזנטית (המאות ה-6-7 לספירה) ששוקמה בגודל מצומצם בידי הצלבנים (המאה ה-12 לספירה)
2. לוח שיש ביזנטי עם כתובת יוונית
3. האפסיס הדרומי של הבזיליקה הביזנטית
4. מקווה הטבילה (המאות ה-5-6)
5. שרידי הבזיליקה הביזנטית הצפונית (המאה ה-5-6(
6. שרידי פסיפסים ביזנטיים
7. מחצבה ביזנטית
8. קברים מתקופה רומית
9. שרידי פסיפסים ביזנטיים
10. שרידי ביתו של הבישוף של עיר ניקופוליס (המאה ה-5-7)
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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. The site is located in Ayalon-Canada Park

Map of Madaba - A map made of mosaic discovered in the Church of St. George in the city of Madaba in Jordan. The map describes parts of the Land of Israel in the 6th-7th centuries AD.

The places that appear on the map are commemorated with additional signs:
1.Three apsidal Byzantine Basilica Click for sign's details
3.Southern apse Click for sign's details
4.Byzantine baptistery chapel Click for sign's details
10.Bishops’s house of Nicopolis Click for sign's details



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