The Roman Villa at Sephoris

This Roman villa dates to the 3rd century CE and was most likely destroyed in the 363 CE earthquake. The house had a courtyard which was surrounded by columns on three sides. The dining hall (triclinium) is the best preserved portion of the villa with its fabulous colorful mosaic floor that depicts the life and cult of the Greek god, Dionysos, the god of wine and an unknown beautiful woman whom visitors have called the "Mona Lisa of the Galilee."

Third Century Roman villa at Sephoris
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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