The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles
The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles is part of the Tentative list of Israel in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I would like to review two of the proposed sites in this serial nomination: Nazareth and Seppheris.
Nazareth is a typical Arab town (and the largest in Israel). Its centre is the old town with the typical covered basar. Almost all churches in the centre are new (19th Century onwards) with two exceptions - the Synagogue Church and Mensa Christi which are both crudsader constructions. There are also Roman remains under the Annunciation Chapel and some medieval remains under the Franciscan church. Nonetheless, not much of historical Nazareth survived.
Nearby Seppheris poses a great contrast. It is a well Roman city. It features the remains of a synagogue as well as some Roman mansions displaying beautiful mosaics. Unfortunately, although the town was mentioned in the description it seems it was removed from the proposal and goes for a seperate nomination. With its exclusion no significant historical sites remained in the proposal which not surprisingly led to its rejection by Unesco in 2010.
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- Full name: The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles
- Country: Israel
2010 - Requested by State Party to not be examined
As Sites of Christianity in the Galilee
2000 - Submitted
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