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Tiberias is a historic city in the Galilee region of northern Israel. The name “Tiberias” is sometimes used more broadly to refer to the surrounding area or the region in which the city is located, which includes parts of the Galilee region.

Its ruler is named as Jonas in Floriant et Florete and Daton in Claris et Laris. Both were enemies of Arthur.

Tiberias, City and Region | 0 to 9th century

Roman Period | 1st century BC – 4th century AD
Tiberias was founded around 20 AD by Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great. It was named in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius and was established as a Roman city in the Galilee region.

The city was strategically located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee and became an important urban center in the Roman province of Judea. During this period, Tiberias saw the construction of various public buildings, including bathhouses and synagogues, which played a significant role in Jewish cultural and religious life.

Early Christian and Byzantine Period | 4th – 7th centuries
Tiberias continued to be an important city during the early Christian and Byzantine periods. It was a center of Jewish scholarship and had a mixed population of Jews, Christians, and pagans. The city experienced changes with the spread of Christianity, including the construction of churches.

Islamic Conquest | 7th century
In 636-637, Tiberias was captured by the Muslim Arab forces during the early Islamic conquests.

Crusader and Ottoman Periods | 12th – 19th centuries
After a period of Crusader rule in the twelfth century, Tiberias was later controlled by the Ottoman Empire. During the Ottoman period, the city’s population diversifed further, including Jewish communities, who played a role in the city’s development.

See also
Roman Empire | The Legend of King Arthur
Byzantine Empire | The Legend of King Arthur

Floriant et Florete | c. 1250–1275
Claris et Laris | 1268