Near Ramot in Golan Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
— Kursi —
In the time of the most God - beloved Stephanos the priest and abbot was made the mosaic of the Photisterion in the month of December fourth indiction in the time of the pious and Christ - beloved our King Mauricius first Consulate.
Erected 587 CE.
Location. 32° 49.547′ N, 35° 39.042′ E. Marker is near Ramot, Northern District, in Golan Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Northern District Route 92 0.1 kilometers south of Northern District Route 789, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located on the grounds of the Kursi National Park, within the reconstructed Byzantine Church. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kursi (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Synagogue of Capharnaum (approx. 9.3 kilometers away); The Synagogue of Jesus (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Capharnaum (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); The Courtyard Outer City Gate (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Sacrificial High Place (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Inner City Gate (approx. 9.6 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Regarding this marker, in the book "Art and Architecture of the Synagogue in Late Antique Palestine," by David William Milson, on page 158, it makes a reference to both this ancient Byzantine church and to this particular mosaic. In fact, it refers to this mosaic when it states, "According to the mosaic inscription preserved in the southern pastophorium, a baptistery was built there between 582 to 587, during the reign of Maurice."
According to Wikipedia, Maurice was a Byzantine Emperor from 582 to 602.
Also see . . . Maurice - Emperor. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.