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This book places the excavation of the northeast insulae at Hippos of the Decapolis, into its historical context, summarizes the archaeological findings, and posits that the site was an urban monastery centered around a healing cult that grew from the veneration of a revered woman and became a monastic infirmary also employing herbals to relieve the suffering in the larger community.
Concordia University, St. Paul
northeast insulae, Hippos, urban monastery. healing, infirmary, revered woman
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Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classical Archaeology and Art History | Historic Preservation and Conservation | History of Christianity
Schuler, Mark, "1. Northeast Insulae Project: Context and Analysis" (2021). The Final Report. 1.