QANA

The place where the miracle of wine occurred, Qana in Galilee, in the south of Lebanon, is an important site of early Christianity. On the hillside there are rock carvings that represent Jesus and his disciples as well as the miraculous cave where, it is believed, Christ and the disciples slept on their not infrequent visits to the area. In the village, one can get directions to the spot where the stone jars which Jesus told his disciples to fill with water which he then transformed into wine, are located. The villagers believe that the water that seeps from the rocks inside the cave has healing powers. On the west side of the hill, there are carvings of persons in a stance of worship and humility with hands placed on the chest. A woman is pictured leaning on a cave with remarkable details of the folds and embroidery of her dress; the people of the village call her the bride.