Pre-Trip Research...

This site contain a marvelous waterfall, that is one of the main sources of water in Isreal. It is the trace from Chermon to the Dead see and is a beauty to visit.

Location of your site:

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Geographical Features (Include a Picture or Map):

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Banias spring with Pan's cave on background left with temenos and niches center

The Meaning of the Name of your Site:

Banais, also known as Paneas, is named after the deity associated with the grotto and shrines close to the spring called "Paneas". Other Languages: Greek: Πανειάς; Arabic: بانياس الحولة‎; Hebrew: בניאס

Historical Background/Significance:

Banais includes a temple, courtyards, a grotto and niches for rituals, and was dedicated to Pan. It was constructed on an elevated, 80m long natural terrace along the cliff which towered over the north of the city. It is also an archaeological site by the ancient city of Caesarea Philippi.

Do other Cultures or Religions have connections to your site?:

The city was located within the region known as the "Panion" (the region of the Greek god Pan) Which shows that this site was important location for the Greek reliogon.

Connect a quote saying to your site:

“Beautiful stream and waterfall, but beware crowds”

Share any Midrash, Fables, or other “stories” about the site:

In the distant past, a giant spring gushed from a cave set in the limestone bedrock, to tumble down the valley and flow into the Hula marshes. Currently it is the source of the Nahal Hermon stream. Whereas the Jordan River previously rose from the malaria-infested Hula marshes, it now rises from this spring and two others at the base of Mount Hermon. The flow of the spring has decreased greatly in modern times. The water no longer gushes forth from the cave, but only seeps from the bedrock below it.

Now You're ready to create a multimedia presentation in Hebrew for class here in America.

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You're also responsible for a brief "Tour Guide" presentation in ENGLISH to be given at your site in Israel.

    • [Type your English "Tour Guide" script here]

After the Trip...

Picture From your Site.

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[Write a brief reflection on your visit to your site. Was your experience what you expected? Did you learn something new? What was it like experiencing this place in person...]