Altar to Greek God Pan Used as Brick in Byzantine Church Wall in Israel

Atheneon of Antioch woz ’ere: Archaeologists make surprising new discovery at an early Christian church excavated at the Banias cultic site

Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster

An altar to a Greek deity amalgamating characteristics of Pan and Zeus has been discovered in the ruins of a Byzantine church at the Banias Nature Reserve in northern Israel. The altar had been debased: used as a lowly building stone in a church wall, with its inscribed face concealed.

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