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Beit Shearim, Kiryat Tivon

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Explore the most extensive Jewish cemetery in the world at the ancient town of Beit Shearim. Now a World Heritage Site, in the 2nd century the area offered sanctuary to Jews exiled from Jerusalem by the Romans. Excavations in the area have unearthed around 30 catacombs carved into the soft limestone. As you explore the site, you'll have a chance to go underground into the burial caves and follow dramatically lit hallways adorned with impressive symbols, inscriptions, and figures. As you delve into the burial chambers, you'll learn about the fascinating history of the town, which spans two centuries. In one of the burial caves, you will find a small museum exhibiting finds from the area. Plan to visit Beit Shearim and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kiryat Tivon attractions using our Kiryat Tivon vacation route planner.
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  • Beit Shearim is a remarkable, historical site that is completely surrounded by a beautiful national park. There are dozens of burial caves to explore and to learn about the various ancient practices o...  more »
  • Beut Shearim, like many other towns un the lower Gallilee area, has been a center of jewish activity after the destruction of the second Temple. The main structures on the old site are the burial cave...  more »
  • Very special place. Great for a hot summer day or a cold rainy one since the underground caves keep permanent nice temperature all around the year. Great exploring and fun for kids and interesting fro...  more »