Israel World Heritage Sites (UNESCO)

Shalom and Hello to you all,

Discover Israel World Heritage sites (UNESCO) Walk through time – from Ancient days to nowadays.

You can explore the Holy sites in Haifa, Akko and Jerusalem), archaeological and Biblical sites (Tel Megiddo, Tel Hazor, Masada and Beit Guvrin), ancient commercial Trails and even the White City of Tel Aviv. You might even want to explore the Human Evolution on Mount Carmel.

There are much more to explore. So, let’s begin and discover some of these magnificent sites:

Masada

Masada is one of the most known archaeological sites in Israel. The fortress of Masada was built in the year 30 BCE by King Herod the Great. At the beginning of the great revolt against Rome the site was conquered by a group of Jewish zealots, and Masada became their last stronghold. Masada is a symbol of heroism.

The Old City of Akko

The Old City of Akko is a remain of the Crusader city.You can meet east and west modern and ancient. All you need to do is strolling and wandering through the city by passing the Crusader’s Knights Hall, the Turkish bath- the Hammam, the Ottoman fortified walls the Old Port and the Templar’s Tunnel. You can visit the Arab Bazar in the outskirts of the Old City.

The White City of Tel Aviv

The White City of Tel Aviv is an example of new town planning’ that comprises of 4,000 buildings in Tel Aviv, constructed in the Bauhaus style. The White City was built in 1930-1950 by severalJewish European architects that immigrated to Israel from Germany.

Tel Megiddo National Park

Tel Megiddo National Park was once an ancient city that dominated the Megiddo Pass, which is one of the few passes through the Mount Carmel. Megiddo was considered as a strategic point of view that watched over the Way of the Sea which connected the route between Egypt and Mesopotamia.The city is thought to have seen more battles than any other location in the world.
The most impressive structure you can find here is
an Iron Age water system from the Cannanite era. It is a 30 meter deep shaft and 70 meter long tunnel that supplied the residents with water from the spring nearby especially in a siege time. You can walk through this tunnel and watch the incredible foundations.

Tel Hazor National Park

Tel Hazor National Park is divided into the Canaanite palaceand the lower city; both full of great examples of ancient urban community living. It features remains of both parts of the city.A sophisticated water system comprises of a 45-meter-deep shaft leading to a water table, designed to provide water to its residents under siege time.

Tel Beer Sheva National Park

Tel Beer Sheva National Park holds the Negev’s deepest water system as well as reconstructed ruins of an ancient town dating from the early Israelite period, 10 BC. According to the Bible, this is where Abraham and Isaac made their oaths.

The Nahal Me’arot Caves National Park

A variety of flint tools represented prehistoric human heritage and its development. Among the finds are evidence of the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to permanent, agriculture-based communities.

The Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin National Park

The caves of Maresha are special because they are manmade. Humans have known how to quarry and utilize underground spaces in the chalk rock typical of the Judean Lowlands since the 9thcentury BCE.
The caves were used as water systems, stone quarries, olive oil presses, columbarium for pigeons, burial and storage caves as well as Cultic sites.

The Necropolis of Bet She‘arim

The flourishing ancient city of Bet She‘arim became famous in the Roman period as an important Jewish center as the seat of the Sanhedrim and the great Jewish leader Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi, who codified the Mishnah.It is the most important ancient Jewish cemetery in the world, with a wide variety of architectural burial styles including rich and varied Eastern Roman Classical artistic styles that incorporated popular artistic styles as well, with hundreds of inscriptions in four languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic and Palmyrene).

The Incense Route includes 4 Nabataean Desert Cities in the Negev: Avdat, Shivta, Halutsa and Mamshit which includes qanat irrigation systems, fortresses and caravanserai. The remnants of these towns display the sophisticated engineering skills of Nabateans as they worked against the hard conditions and terrain of the Negev.

The Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee: The Bahai Gardens. Israel is home to Bahá’i holy places: the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa and the hanging gardens and the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh in Akkowhere the El Bahja shrine marks Prophet Bahá’u’lláh’s place of death.

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So, start planning your trip.
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I am looking forward to making your next trip one of a kind.
Shalom, Lehitraot (see you) and Goodbye.
Sincerely yours.
Ronit

2019-10-06T12:19:18+02:00
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