Above: A Roman era sarcaphogus, not actually used to bury Devorah, but the same location was used for hundreds even a thousand years after Devorah for burial as well.
During the week of Passover we were fortunate to have enough lovely weather (though quite a bit rain as well) to venture out a bit and do some exploring here in Northern Israel, not far from home. The Galil, especially the area close to Lebanon is lush and lovely in the Spring, and this time we went to visit the gravesite of Devorah (Deborah, yes THE Deborah) the Prophetess, located in a place call Tel Kedesh, about 500 meters from the border of Lebanon. It is truly amazing if one starts to realize just how much history we have here in Israel! Fields dotted with wild flowers and a lovely spot with virtually no people made the experience even more special! Now that i've done a bit of research, after having visited this spot, and realizing that we actually missed a whole large archaeological excavation near by, we will just have to go back again, hopefully soon!
Okay, now for a but of confusing information. It turns out that in the last ten or so years, there is another person on the scene, an expert in burial sites, who in many cases has disputed the traditional locations........generally his locations are close by, so in this picture is the other site, also a Roman burial site that is now also attributed as the burial site of Devorah. No harm done, just visit them both!
As it turns out I have many more interesting photos to share on Tel Kedesh, so I'll do that next week. Hope you enjoyed this little outing!