Cesarea philippi (Banias) - image 1 of 4

Cesarea philippi (Banias).
Print made by: C. Bertrand
Artist: after Harry Fenn (1838-1911).
Provenance: Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt.
Production date: 1881.
Size: 25x18,5 cms. With passe partous.
Condition: good.

Background: Banias or Banyas is a site in the Golan Heights near a natural spring, once associated with the Greek god Pan. It had been inhabited for 2,000 years, until it was abandoned and destroyed following the Six Day War. It is located at the foot of Mount Hermon, north of the Golan Heights, in the part of Syria occupied and annexed by Israel. The spring is the source of the Banias River, one of the main tributaries of the Jordan River. Archaeologists uncovered a shrine dedicated to Pan and related deities, and the remains of an ancient city founded sometime after the conquest by Alexander the Great and inhabited until 1967. The ancient city was mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, under the name of Caesarea Philippi, as the place where Jesus confirmed Peter's confession that Jesus was the Messiah; the site is today a place of pilgrimage for Christians.

ITEM ID
2498
MEDIA
Engraving
AGE
Late 19th Century
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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