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Sepphoris Roman Villa

Sepphoris Roman Villa

Near the summit of Sepphoris, just southeast of the Crusader Tower a large Roman Villa was discovered.  It was constructed in the third century A.D. and was evidently destroyed in the earthquake of A.D. 363.  The villa was built upon a fine building from the Second Temple period, but not much of that has been preserved.

The villa was two–storied, and measured 130 x 75 ft. [40 x 23m.].  A “triclinium” (dining hall) was found on its north side and in it a magnificent mosaic was discovered.