Emmaus Nicopolis

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Emmaus Nicopolis is one of three locations proposed as where the resurrected Jesus appeared to Peter and Cleopas (Luke 24:13). When we visited, the site featured the ruins of a three-apse Byzantine church and Jewish burial caves from the first century. At the time of our visit, the site was maintained by the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes.

Following our excursion around Emmaus, we went across the street to the Latrun Monastery, which was closed for the afternoon but had a nice wine shop.

Emmaus Nicopolis - Emmaus-Nicopolis
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Emmaus-Nicopolis
Emmaus Nicopolis - Sign
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Sign
Emmaus Nicopolis - Sign
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Sign
Emmaus Nicopolis - Basilica
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Basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Visitor center
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Visitor center
Emmaus Nicopolis - Site map
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Site map
Emmaus Nicopolis - Welcome sign
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Welcome sign
Emmaus Nicopolis - Introduction
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Introduction
Emmaus Nicopolis - Byzantine mosaic remains
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Byzantine mosaic remains
Emmaus Nicopolis - Byzantine mosaic remains
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Byzantine mosaic remains
Emmaus Nicopolis - Byzantine mosaic remains
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Byzantine mosaic remains
Emmaus Nicopolis - Byzantine mosaic remains
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Byzantine mosaic remains
Emmaus Nicopolis - Byzantine mosaic remains
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Byzantine mosaic remains
Emmaus Nicopolis - Northern apse
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Northern apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Northern apse
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Northern apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Entering the basilica
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Entering the basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Alter and center apse
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Alter and center apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Foundation of 3rd century apse
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Foundation of 3rd century apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Foundation of 3rd century apse
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Foundation of 3rd century apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Front of basilica
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Front of basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Basilica
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Basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Alter and center apse
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Alter and center apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - Southern apse
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Southern apse
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century Jewish tombs
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1st century Jewish tombs
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century Jewish tombs
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1st century Jewish tombs
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century Jewish tombs
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1st century Jewish tombs
Emmaus Nicopolis - Southern wall of basilica
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Southern wall of basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Southern wall of basilica
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Southern wall of basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Old foundation?
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Old foundation?
Emmaus Nicopolis - Front southern wall of basilica
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Front southern wall of basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Front southern wall of basilica
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Front southern wall of basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Path to tombs
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Path to tombs
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century tomb
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1st century tomb
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century tomb
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1st century tomb
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century tomb
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1st century tomb
Emmaus Nicopolis - 1st century tomb
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1st century tomb
Emmaus Nicopolis - Soviet-built migratory bird radar
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Soviet-built migratory bird radar
Emmaus Nicopolis - Tourists
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Tourists
Emmaus Nicopolis - Path to chapel
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Path to chapel
Emmaus Nicopolis - Tank command
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Tank command
Emmaus Nicopolis - Tourists
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Tourists
Emmaus Nicopolis - Path back to basilica
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Path back to basilica
Emmaus Nicopolis - Front of site
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Front of site
Emmaus Nicopolis - Ratzinger celebrating mass 1992
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Ratzinger celebrating mass 1992
Emmaus Nicopolis - Locking the gate
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Locking the gate
Emmaus Nicopolis - Vinyard
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Vinyard
Emmaus Nicopolis - Trappist Moastery of Latroun
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Trappist Moastery of Latroun
Emmaus Nicopolis - Weary travelers
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Weary travelers
Emmaus Nicopolis - Garden
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Garden
Emmaus Nicopolis - Peace this way...
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Peace this way...
Emmaus Nicopolis - Monastery
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Monastery
Emmaus Nicopolis - Olive trees
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Olive trees
Emmaus Nicopolis - Olives
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Olives
Emmaus Nicopolis - Garden
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Garden
Emmaus Nicopolis - Cool flower
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Cool flower
Emmaus Nicopolis - Broken wine press?
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Broken wine press?
Emmaus Nicopolis - Sign
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Sign
Emmaus Nicopolis - Wine shop
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Wine shop
Emmaus Nicopolis - Harvesting wheat
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Harvesting wheat

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