Scala/Art Resource, NY

In the breaking of the bread, two disciples finally recognize the resurrected Jesus in this 1648 painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, titled The Supper at Emmaus. Identifying Biblical Emmaus has been difficult because so many sites bear claims to the honored title. The strongest claim, however, now comes from Emmaus-Nicopolis. Recent excavations at the site have turned up a fascinating collection of finds, as well as evidence that it was an important Christian center, drawing pilgrims centuries earlier than the other Emmaus wannabes.