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Nazareth_ChurchoftheAnnunciation_2 Just as in the days of Christ, Nazareth is still a small city tucked away behind the mountains lining the Jezreel.  While the Basilica of the Annunciation pictured here is magnificent, of greater import are the remains of First Century dwellings beneath the local convents, which provide an insight into the community in which Jesus grew up.

Chorazin, Overlooking Galilee

Chorazim The first-century remains of ancient Chorazin (modern Kerazeh) overlook the Sea of Galilee. This is a particularly striking city, built of black basalt, which creates an ominous mood as one walks through the crumbling ruins. Chorazin was mentioned as one of the three cities upon which Christ pronounced the woes of Matthew 11:20-21.