View looking at one of the Ritual Baths (a mikveh) that was discovered in the Jewish Quarter of Sepphoris.
Jewish Quarter: During the first century BC residential structures were built in the area. Many, with rebuilds and additions, continued in existence through the Talmudic (Byzantine) Era.
Cisterns and other underground spaces were discovered in this area. The presence of ritual baths and stone vessels and dishes indicate that this was a Jewish area during these periods—thus the name "Jewish Quarter."