Nazareth, Northern District, Israel
Architectural Elements of the Church-Synagogue
The architectural pieces first had an ornamented surface and then, later, were converted with white plaster. The ensemble of pieces manifest a style known from the synagogues of Galilee. The Christian character is given mostly by the graffiti (preserved in the Museum of the Basilica).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion.
Location. 32° 42.143′ N, 35° 17.859′ E. Marker is in Nazareth, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Al-Bishara Street just north of Paulus ha-Shishi Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located on the grounds of the Basilica of the Annunciation. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Al-Bishara Street 12, Nazareth, Northern District, Israel. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Byzantine Mosaics (a few steps from this marker); The Ancient Village of Nazareth (a few steps from this marker); Basilica of the Annunciation (a few steps from this marker); The Church of St. Joseph (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mount of Precipice (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Citadel (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); The Theater (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Ancient Yodfat (approx. 14.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nazareth.
More about this marker. This marker is situated along the backside (north side) of the basilica, and is attached to the railing along the outside steps, that come down from the back, elevated plaza, and allows visitors to see the archaeological ruins beneath the basilica's plaza. In fact, it is part of a modest display of an archaeological excavation, that is covered by the upper level outdoor plaza of the basilica.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.