Sunday, 26 February 2012

Banias - Caesarea Philippi part two

This is the area where there was a Sanctuary,Courts and Temples. Just to the side of me was the Temple of the dancing goat

This is an Artists impression on what it looked like around 220 CE
 
I love feeling the history in these pillars.

Here is the tomb temple of the Sacred Goats It was erected in 220 CE in the days of Emperor Elagabolis.Here they used to put the bones of the goats that were sacrificed and bring offerings to them.

Here was the court of Nemesis a vengeance and justice goddess


The Temple of Zeus

The court of Pan


Where the niches are was where they put all the sacrifices and gifts to the gods




There are more photos on my other blog here and here

I am enjoying drinking a cup of tea and looking at some Sunlight this Sunday

15 comments:

  1. How lucky you are to be able to visit such ancient historical ruins. It is amazing that you can touch the old pillar. To think others have touched it thousands of years ago.

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    1. Diane it is amazing to see how the carving on these stones is so intricate, they must have been amazing artisans.

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  2. Looks like an interesting place to visit...

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    1. Yes Lrong there is more than one mornings visit here.

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  3. exciting to be able to be so close to so much history!

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    1. Yes it is Theanne, a country full of history.

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  4. That would be a fascinating place to visit. Lovely set of photos.

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  5. amazing! The pillar is breath taking...
    hugs, Cherry

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  6. Cathy,
    It would fascinating to visit these ruins and hear stories about all of the places you've shown through your photos. Thank you for linking to "Sunlit Sunday".
    -Karen

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  7. Thanks for sharing this historical site through your pictures.

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  8. Such and interesting post and you have really good pictures! Thank you! Cathy

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  9. Wow I would have loved to have had that experience. Great photos and I like the historical info. Great job.
    QMM

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  10. Great to see these very historic sites.

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  11. It's humbling, isn't it, to walk amidst so much antiquity! Makes our cities seem so raw and new.

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  12. Amazing! I've never been to any ruins, but they look fascinating! Great pictures!

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