Zippori Travel Guide

  • Zippori, Nile festival, Israel
    Zippori, Nile festival, Israel
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  • Zippori, geometric mosaic, Israel
    Zippori, geometric mosaic, Israel
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    Zippori
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Zippori Things to Do

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    Zippori

    by Bregman Written Jul 2, 2005

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    It's hard to believe today, but this was once one of the most important places in Israel. Around 200 AD this was a center for scholars, like Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi. Some of them are burried in the nearby Bet Shearim. This was where the Mishna was canonized and parts of the Jerusalem Talmud were written here.

    But, you can enjoy the place without going to deep into this Jewish stuff. The mosaic alone is worth the trip here.

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    • Archeology

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Zippori Off The Beaten Path

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    Martin and Mahmoud, Zippori, Israel

    by Martin_S. Updated Aug 7, 2013

    Sometimes you just "happen" to meet some peoplel who make a visit special. When we visited Zippori we met Mahmoud who has been working there for 14 years. He was kind enough to help us and instruct us and I got the chance to talk with him for a short while when Zohara and a friend went to see the Roman Villa. Thanks to Mahmoud we saw several places that we would have missed. Thanks Mahmoud.

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    • Archeology
    • National/State Park

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Zippori Favorites

  • The "Nile" building - Centaur

    Another mosaic, here showing a centaur holding some type of bowl or tray over his head. There appears to be some sort of writing on the bowl, maybe someone can tell me what it says.

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  • The "Nile" building - Egyptian Festival

    This photo shows a larger protion of the Egyptian Festival of the Nile. Here in the center you can see the tower used to measure the depth of the Nile. According to how much the Nile river flooded the surrounding area, giving back fertile soil to the farmland, the farmers would be taxed accordingly.

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  • The "Nile" building, Egyptian Festival -...

    A detail of the head of one of the animals from the Nile Festival mosaic. A mythical relative of a tiger or mountain lion...whatever it is, looks to be fierce, even to the tongue sticking out and the look in its eyes.

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