35 Hamam (1)

Khirbet Wadi Hamam, a Roman-period village, is located in the eastern Lower Galilee above the Wadi Arbel (Hamam) gorge, two kilometers west of the Sea of Galilee. The site is situated in a scenic location – beneath the massive cliffs of Mt. Nitai and opposite the cliffs of Mt. Arbel. One of the largest villages in the area during the Roman period, its ancient remains cover some 50 dunams.

While the art and architecture of this group of synagogues belongs to the Roman period, some scholars have lately been claiming that these buildings were in fact built during the Byzantine period— mainly in the 5th-6th centuries