Saturday, May 12, 2012

BiblePlaces Blog: Cave for Demeter Worship Identified in Judean Hills

We often hear about how Jerusalem is holy to followers of the three major monotheistic religions. But what is less well-known is that the surrounding Judean hills were home to pagan ritual sites involving Greco-Roman gods. One such site, linked to the harvest goddess Demeter, has been identified at the Twins Cave, according to a study released by the Yad Ben-Zvi historical research institute last week.

http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2012/04/cave-for-demeter-worship-identified-in.html