The Nazareth Village is built on ancient agricultural land with replicas of first-century houses, a synagogue, a watchtower, mikveh and olive presses that have been carefully constructed using the original building methods and materials.
It’s a journey through an open air museum that is re-creation of the hometown of Jesus. In the village, bible scenes are brought to life by “villagers” who populate the farm and houses, living and working with the same type of clothing, pottery, tools and methods that Mary and Jesus would have used.
It was interesting to watch women spin and then weave wool.
This was the beginnings of a bowl. Hard to see now but they hollow halfway down the center then carve the bottom.
Of course there are donkeys and sheep and shepherds.
The synagogue is beautiful. It looks more new than ancient but still a very peaceful place.
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