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Temple of Pan Niche
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View of the eastern most of the three niches that are situated east of the niche of the cave of Pan.  Note the ground level and compare the site after excavation .

To the right and left of the niche Greek inscriptions are visible.  The inscription on the left tabula ansata has been translated “For Pan and the nymphs, victor son of Lysimachos with his children dedicated a likeness in stone of Hermes, child of Maia, son of Zeus, having vowed it; the year 150.”

Translation from Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome.  The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700.  Fifth edition, revised and expanded.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 174 Click Here to view for purchase.

For a detailed view of this niche after excavation Click Here .