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Hippos Sussita (“Horse” in both Greek and Aramaic) was a Pagan city built on top of a large cliff overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Hellenistic times. Sussita thrived for about a thousand years until its final destrcution by an earthquake in 749 CE.

It’s rich remains include a main street (“Decumanos”) a temple, a cathedral, two churches, a forum, a possible ruler shrine (“Kyble”), and an Odeon.


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