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Near Snir in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

The Temple of Augustus

מקד ש אוגוסטוס

 
 
The Temple of Augustus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
1. The Temple of Augustus Marker
Inscription. Built in 19 BCE, during the reign of Herod the Great, in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The coin at the top of this text, shows the facade of the temple. In front of you is the western wall of the hall with semicircular and rectangular niches housing the statues of the deities. The back wall of the temple served as a passage to the Grotto of Pan - the holy of holies of this site.

The passage was decorated with the carved stones displayed to your right.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Caesarea Philippi Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.929′ N, 35° 41.665′ E. Marker is near Snir, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from National Route 99 just east of Local Route 999, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. I used google maps to try to obtain directional information, but many of the streets in this area of Israel appear to be un-named. Even in using the google map directions feature, it has the last turn being made on a street referred to as "unknown road." From Tiberias take Route 90 north about 54 km, then turn right onto Route 99 and proceed for 12.9 km, and then finally turn left onto "unknown road" for about 110 m and the Caesarea Philippi National Park will be on your right.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Temple of Augustus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
2. The Temple of Augustus Marker
View of the historical marker at the base of the ruins of an ancient temple wall.
At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Court of Pan & the Nymphs (here, next to this marker); The Grotto of the God Pan (here, next to this marker); The Sanctuary of Pan (here, next to this marker); The Temple of Zeus (a few steps from this marker); The Court of Nemesis (a few steps from this marker).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the far side of the Hermon River Springs, near the base of a rather remarkable looking rock cliff, in front of the ruins of an ancient temple wall that is to the left of the Grotto (cave) of Pan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information provided by the Seetheholyland.net website. (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Banias Temples.
The Temple of Augustus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
3. The Temple of Augustus
View of the Grotto (Cave) of Pan, and the historical marker would be located just to the left of the base of this cave.
This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks.com website. (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Banyas: Cult Center of the God Pan. This is a link to information provided by the Jewish Virtual Library. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Temple of Augustus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
4. The Temple of Augustus
A nearby marker has an artist's rendering of what the temples at the Grotto of Pan most probably looked like. The temple structure to the far left would be the Temple of Augustus.
The Temple of Augustus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
5. The Temple of Augustus
View of visitors walking along the pathway from the parking area that leads to the Grotto (Cave) of Pan, and the site of the Temple of Augustus. Note the Archaeological Park along the right side of the pathway.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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