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Presented By: Department of Middle East Studies

In this Holy Place: Ritual Healing Sites in Roman and Late Antique Palestine

Dr. Megan Nutzman

Poster Poster
Part of the Meet the Author Series. In the ancient Mediterranean world, the sick and injured visited sites associated with healing deities in order to be cured. In Palestine, ritual cures were often sought at sites associated with water, and especially at the thermal-mineral springs. This talk will show how evidence from Hammat Gader and Hammat Tiberias indicates that Jews and Christians bathed in these springs alongside devotees of Asclepius, hoping that a divine healer would appear to them in a dream and heal them. Join guest speaker Dr. Megan Nutzman April 3rd at 4:00-5:30pm in Tisch Hall, Room 1014.

Additionally, Dr. Nutzman will be leading a discussion about her book in a different location for a small group of faculty and graduate students at 9:00am. If you are interested please contact Deborah Forger at to register as space is limited.

Contested Cures: Identity and Ritual Healing in Roman and Late antique Palestine

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