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Beit Shearim, Kiryat Tivon
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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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  • מקום מטופח ומיוחד בעל היסטוריה מעניינת ומפוארת, מעניין לכל הגילאים, ההדרכה בחינם במקום היתה ממש מעניינת והוסיפה המון לביקור. מבחינת המקום - המקום מטופח ונקי מלא בצמחיה וצל, מערות מרתקות עם ממצאים ארכא...  more »
  • מקופ מהמם, פנינה יחסית לא מוכרת. מערות עצומות ומרתקות, חוויה ממש מרגשת! אחד המקומות האהובים עלי בארץ. 
  • These catacombs are truly amazing. Jewish burials here began in the early days of the Diaspora when the surrounding area was a Roman town.Not all of the catacombs are open for public viewing. Some of ...  more »