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.

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