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

The Court of Pan & the Nymphs

 
 
The Court of Pan & the Nymphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
1. The Court of Pan & the Nymphs Marker
Inscription. The stepped and paved courtyard on which you are standing was built in the mid-first century CE. An artificial cave was quarried in the cliff-face opposite the courtyard, and there the statue of Pan was placed. Pagan worship was carried out in this courtyard, as illustrated below. In 148 CE, two more niches were added to the rock face. According to the Greek inscriptions chiseled on the rock scarp, one niche housed a sculpture of Echo, the mountain nymph and Pan's consort, and the other, a statue of Pan's father. Hermes, son of nymph Maia, as seen on the coin above.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Caesarea Philippi Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.928′ N, 35° 41.668′ E. Marker is near Snir, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from National Route 99 just east of Farm to Market Road 999, on the left when traveling north. Touch 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
The Court of Pan & the Nymphs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
2. The Court of Pan & the Nymphs Marker
View of the historical marker seen to the right of the Grotto of Pan, and just in front of the courtyard for the artificial cave, and rock face niches, cut for a multitude of pagan Greek & Roman gods.
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. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sanctuary of Pan (here, next to this marker); The Temple of Augustus (here, next to this marker); The Grotto of the God Pan (here, next to this marker); The Temple of Zeus (here, next to 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 an ancient stone floor that is to the right 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 24, 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 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Philippi
The Court of Pan & the Nymphs image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
3. The Court of Pan & the Nymphs
View from the level of the Temple of Augustus, towards the Court of Pan and the Nymphs.
. This is a link to information provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Banias Temples. This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks.com website. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Caesarea Philippi, the Gates of Hades. This is a link to information provided by the Generation Word's web site. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. 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 Court of Pan & the Nymphs image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
4. The Court of Pan & the Nymphs
A nearby marker has an artist's rendering of what the temples at the Grotto of Pan most probably looked like. The Court of Pan and the Nymphs was directly between the two temple structures and in front of the artificial cave opening.
The Grotto of the God Pan image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
5. The Grotto of the God Pan
View of visitors walking along the pathway from the parking area that leads to the Grotto (Cave) of Pan, and the site of the Court of Pan and the Nymphs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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