Beit Shearim, Kiryat Tivon

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#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Haifa District
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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  • August 5, 2017
    A must-see when in Israel. A magnificent necropolis of ancient Jewish graves, very well conservated. This site is quite unique, I recommand it 100% !  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    A magical place in the heart of Grove in casual Burial caves are amazing and extensive grass areas are a great place for kids!
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  • May 3, 2017
    Essentially, this historic site is the necropolis, an ancient cemetery. You can see the caves and ancient tombs.
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