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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  • A place with a lot of history, a very pale cave with interesting stories. It is recommended with the guidance of local guides. A sculpture and an excellent view of the Jezreel Valley, Mount Carmel and the mountains of Menashe.
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  • A wonderful place, I have long not experienced such pleasure, all the caves, gates. I couldn't stop filming. It's better to go out in the morning.
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