Beit Shearim, Kiryat Tivon

#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. 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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  • 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 »
  • age of more than 19 centuries this site presents a large amount of mortuary vaults with hundreds of monumental sarcophagi
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  • This place is awesome! It is full of catacombs and tombs, quite well preserved. You can walk into a few of the biggest caves and some of the smaller ones, and see the tombs. Some are very elaborately ...  more »

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