Grape Cluster Relief in Ancient Jerash, Jordan - Encircle Photos

12 Grape Cluster Relief in Ancient Jerash, Jordan

When walking through an archeological site as impressive as Jerash, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the architecture of the large ruins and overlook the subtleties. An example is this relief of a grape cluster hanging from a vine. It is a reflection of the ancient Roman’s passion to drink wine on a daily basis. Nearby was the Temple of Dionysus, built to honor the god of wine (also called Bacchus). A few steps further is the Nymphaeum. Legends claim the water from this fountain transformed into wine each year in recognition of Jesus’ first miracle at the Marriage of Cana in Galilee.


Nymphaeum, Jerash, Jordan


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