The Courtyard of Nemesis

Nemesis was the goddess of vengeance and imperial justice. The proximity of her temple to the cave of Pan shows her importance to the cult of Pan. The courtyard (red and white checkered stones) and niches were carved out of the cliff of Mt. Hermon in 178 CE. Above the niche is an inscription: "For the preservation of our lords the emperors, Valerios [Titi]anos, priest of god Pan, dedicated to the lady Nemesis and her Shrine which was made by cutting away the rock underneath... with the iron fence in the month of Apellaios."


Courtyard of Nemesis at Caesarea Phillipi
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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