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Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
 

The Ancient Village of Nazareth

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
1. The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker
Inscription. What is left of the ancient village consist of a network of grottoes and bits of walls form various historical periods. Going backwards in time we found first the remains of the XVII century Franciscan monastery, then the palace of the crusader archbishop of Nazareth and the humble homes with some parts datable up to the VIII cent. B.C.

The parts that were carved out of the soft local rock are the best preserved: cistern for storing rainwater, silos set on different levels for storing foodstuff, a winepress, cellars for full jars, stables with mangers for the live stock, a bread oven.

The part farthest to the east is traditionally known as the "Virgin's kitchen" because of its proximity to the sacred grotto.
 
Location. 32° 42.138′ N, 35° 17.868′ E. Marker is in Nazareth, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Paulus Ha Shishi 0.3 kilometers north of Al-Bishara. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Basilica of the Annunciation. It is situated along the backside (north side) of the church, at the lower level. in front of a display of an archaeological excavation, that is covered by an upper level of the church.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Basilica of the Annunciation (a few
The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
2. The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker
A close-up view of the historical marker.
steps from this marker in North District); The Church of St. Joseph (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line in North District); Mount of Precipice (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Citadel (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); The Theater (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Tel Megiddo National Park (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Haifa District); From Megiddo to Armageddon (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Haifa District); The Northern Palace (approx. 16.7 kilometers away in Haifa District). Click for a list of all markers in Nazareth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation Archaeological Excavations. This is a link to information provided by the Franciscans of the Holy Land. (Submitted on May 21, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Basilica of Annunciation. This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks.com website. (Submitted on May 21, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Basilica of the Annunciation. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia,
The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
3. The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker
View of the historical marker in the lower left foreground of the picture, with a view of the archaeological excavation of the ancient village of Nazareth in the center and right of the picture.
the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 21, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth. This is a link to information provided by an online travel guide to sacred sites called Sacred Destinations. (Submitted on May 21, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
4. The Ancient Village of Nazareth Marker
View of the historical marker in the lower right hand side of the picture, situated between the members of a tour group. Both the historical marker and the archaeological display are at the lower level of the church, beneath an upper level plaza.
The Ancient Village of Nazareth image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
5. The Ancient Village of Nazareth
View of the Ancient Village of Nazareth archaeological display, at the lower level of the church.
The Ancient Village of Nazareth image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
6. The Ancient Village of Nazareth
Another view of the Ancient Village of Nazareth archaeological display, at the lower level of the church.
The Ancient Village of Nazareth image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
7. The Ancient Village of Nazareth
View of the lower level church archaeological excavation and the upper level church plaza.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
8. The Ancient Village of Nazareth
The Ancient Village of Nazareth archaeological excavation is located at the lower level of the church, directly beneath this plaza, on the upper level of the church.
 
 
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