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Title / Description: Location on HillCommentary: Gamla "was situated upon a rough ridge of a high mountain...it is like a camel in figure, from whence it is so named... On its acclivity, which is straight, houses are built, and those very thick and close to one another. The city also hangs so strangely that it looks as if it would fall down upon itself..."
Provenance: Gamla, Israel
Object Type: image - architecture
Date: until 67 CE
Flavius Josephus, The War of the Jews, IV,I,1)
Gamla was a Jewish City which flourished during the 2nd Temple period. Gamla fell to the Romans in 67 CE and was never rebuilt.
Source: Lori Anne Schneider Schaffer image collection