The Archaeology of Ritual: The Sanctuary of Pan at Banias/Caesarea Philippi

  title={The Archaeology of Ritual: The Sanctuary of Pan at Banias/Caesarea Philippi},
  author={Andrea M. Berlin},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={27 - 45}
  • Andrea M. Berlin
  • Published 1999
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
From the third century B. C. through the fifth century A. D. a sanctuary to the Greek god Pan existed at the mouth of the Jordan River. At its founding, the sanctuary served as a rural shrine for the local pagan population; when it was abandoned, it had long been the city shrine of Caesarea Philippi, whose population included Jews and Christians. While the cult's longevity is generally seen as reflecting the stability of local religious life, fundamental historical changes suggest that cult… Expand
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