Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nazareth Village

Nazareth Village is this fantastic place up in Nazareth where they have recreated what the small town would have been like 2000 years ago.  It was easy to imagine Christ growing up here (verses the crowded, loud city that it is today).

A recreated watchtower that would have overlooked a vineyard (this was built near an authentic ancient wine press).  

Our guide explained that they would have always smashed the grapes with bare feet.  Apparently, if you wear shoes it also smashes the seeds which gives it a bad flavor.  Learn something new everyday.

They even had recreated houses which helps you see what they would have been like.  Two or more houses would share a kitchen and a courtyard.  Then each family would have a couple bedrooms and possibly a workroom.

What the inside of a synagogue would have looked like during Christ's time.

1 comment:

Megan G said...

Maybe if my mom had told Tom she had made that grape juice by smashing them with her bare feet he wouldn't have drunk it all...