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. Work out when and for how long to visit Beit Shearim and other Kiryat Tivon attractions using our handy Kiryat Tivon travel planner.
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  • Not far from Nazareth, in Galilee, already here in this archaeological site from the end of 2014 under UNESCo protection as a world heritage site, inserted into the parks system environmental Israel archeo. Not great, it is a Roman-Byzantine city, with large concentrations of Jewish population after 70 ad, destroyed by an earthquake in 748 ad and since then remained lifeless, up to recent excavations begun 80 years ago, following the discovery of a n s Erie public buildings: a synagogue, a building a Basilica, an olive press, residential areas and, especially, burials with numerous inscriptions and artifacts, mostly Jewish. The Park area was defined by two Israeli architects over the years 50 and Israel Beit Shearim enjoys well-deserved reputation of being among the most beautiful parks. The amphitheatre, with a great Auditorium, the long avenue that leads from the entrance to the Hill, several tombs (spectacular however those exposed to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem) and the views from the top of the hill overlooking easy ascent . Surely the 28 shekels of ticket are well spent!
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  • Parkland is beautiful. Excavations are shocking. Tombs and sarcoughogus' are intricate and plentiful. Amazing place to spend a hour or two.  more »
  • A huge ancient cemetery with endless numbers of sarcophaguses. So many things you can learn from the writing and the decorations on almost each one of them. One of a lifetime experience!  more »
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