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The Byzantine Period

A real revival of the city took place during the Byzantine period, 5th-7th centuries CE, when was reached the economic and social peak of the Land of Israel (as the "Holy Land"). According to the Life of Peter the Iberian, the empress Eudokia sponsored the erection of a church and an hospitium (hostel) for pilgrims at Yavneh-Yam (named here Mehoz Yavneh), although the site was inhabited by Samaritans.
It is well known that the empress Eudokia who settled in the Holy Land in mid-5th century CE became one of the great builders of the Byzantine era. The bath complex at Hammath Gader, in the Southern Golan Heights even bears one of her poems in honor of the springs.