House of Miqwa'ot

House of Miqwa'ot (HM2LGO)

Location:
Buy flags at Flagstore.com!

N 32° 49.582', W 35° 30.821'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 2 views
Inscription
This ritual space stands out due to its mosaic floor that is made of thousands of colored tesserae. A white background, framed by a black meander pattern surrounded by an orange rectangle, emphasizes the image of a rosette in the central panel, whose eight petals alternate between black and white. The geometric and floral design is very similar to the mosaic found in the synagogue, so it is quite possible that the artist or the workshop were the same.

During the reign of Herod the Great, impressive construct projects took place, which were influenced by the Greco-Roman decoration style. Examples can be found at Masada, Jericho, Herodium, Caesarea Maritima, and in some houses of the upper city of Jerusalem. During the Second Temple period, despite foreign cultural influence, local customs were respected. Decorative elements and designs are characterized by the lack of images of animate creatures and symbolism based on the religious prohibition of representations of G-d or other deities. This mosaic exemplifies this prohibition.
Details
HM NumberHM2LGO
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)25S E 264691 N 3634837
Decimal Degrees32.82636667, -35.51368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.582', W 35° 30.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 34.92" N, 35° 30' 49.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  11. This marker needs at least one picture.
  12. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  13. Is the marker in the median?