Israel's Archaeological Site Zippori Calls to Jews and Christians
Sepphoris, the ancient capital of Galilee in the time of Jesus
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Ancient Zippori (Sepphoris)
Sepphoris or Zippori, also called Diocaesaraea and, during the Crusades, Sephory, is a village and an archeological site located in the central Galilee region of Israel, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) north-northwest of Nazareth. It lies 286 m above sea level and overlooks the Beit Netofa Valley. The site holds a rich and diverse historical and architectural legacy that includes Hellenistic, Jewish, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Crusader, Arabic and Ottoman influences.