Hippus (Susita)

Hippus (Hippos) (Susita)

Ruins of an ancient city at the summit of a steep hill on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee overlooking its shores.

Its beginnings was as a large Hellenistic city called Hippos (horse) in Greek and Susita in Hebrew.

King Alexander Yannai conquered and annexed this area to the Hasmonean kingdom. Pompey made Susita a gentile city and one of the 10 Decapolis cities. Emperor Augustus gave it to Herod; however, when he died it was annexed to the province of Syria. At the outbreak of the …….

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