44 Sepphoris


We see above the objects used in the Tabernacle – oil, flower, meat and trumpets. Sepphoris mosaics contain Jewish motifs and depictions of Biblical stories, arranged in rectangular strips.

Sepphoris (Zippori) was a major Roman and Byzantine city, the capital and heart of the Galilee province.

These mosaics were laid during the Roman and Byzantine periods – 2nd to the 7th C AD.

They were laid out in public streets, public buildings, synagogues and villas. Their colorful decorations made this ancient city unique – rightfully deserving the title of the “diamond of the Galilee.”