Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1070 – Sepphoris Canals


Sepphoris, or Zippori, is a former capital city of the Galilee and the home of the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee,” an exquisite mosaic of a beautiful woman. But on this program we’re not talking about mosaics, rather the water works that helped this city thrive. Thrive it did, after being destroyed in the first century B.C., perhaps with the help of construction workers from the nearby city of Nazareth. Our conversation covers a report of the discovery of some new canals.

On this program we also discuss the ground breaking for the new Israel Antiquities Authority museum, going up right next to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the Living Torah Museum in New York City, one of the few U.S. museums dedicated to Biblical Archaeology, a new museum at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, and an ancient anchorage found at Netanya.

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