Beit She'arim

Inside the ground, deep in the hill’s slope, the residents of ancient Beit She'arim dug a magnificent burial city, to which one gains access through ancient courtyards, passageways and stairs, which lead into great halls within which are dug burial chambers, and in them are unique stone sarcophagi. The ancient settlement of Beit She'arim is located near Kiryat Tiv'on and it served as the central burial place of the Jewish world in the Mishna and Talmud period (1st - 7th centuries CE). At the entrance to each cave there is an open area and the chambers and sarcophagi present stone reliefs, writings and murals which represent the popular Jewish art of the Roman period. All burial caves show descriptions and illustrations of Jewish religious artifacts, such as the seven-branched Menorah, the Ark of the Covenant, shofar (a traditional Jewish blowing horn used for religious purposes), Lulav and Etrog (a palm branch and the fruit of a citron tree, two of the "Four Species” mentioned in the Bible and used in the religious rites of the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot). In addition, there are artworks here with secular subjects, which feature items such as ships, animals and human figures. Doors carved in stone close some of the caves’ openings.
More Details
it is recommended to verify the opening hours and entrance requirements with the site itself
 ●  Animals   ●   Children   ●   Access   ●   Parking   ●   Entrance fee  ● 
Opening hours of Beit She'arim:
April – September: 8 am – 5 pm
October – March: 8 am – 4 pm
Fridays and Holiday’s eves: 8 am – 3 pm
Entrance to the site will be permitted until an hour before closing time.

Beit She'arim Phone: +(972) 4-9831643
Beit She'an & the Valleys Most Popular Tourist Sites More Sites
The Kibbutzim Pool (Brechat HaKibbutzim)  ●  The Valleys Park (Park HaAmakim)  ●  Beit She'an National Park  ●  Gan HaShlosha National Park, Sahne  ●  The Japanese Garden in the kibbutz of Hephzibah  ●  Tzipori (Sepphoris) National Park  ●  Tel Megiddo (Megiddo Mound)  ●  The Church of the Transfiguration  ●  Mayan Harod (Harod Spring) National Park  ●  Mount Tabor (Har Tavor)  ●  The Archaeological Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor  ●  The Great Courtyard Museum of Merhavia  ●  Givat HaMoreh (Moreh Hill) Scenic Route  ●  Giv’at HaMoreh (Moreh Hill)  ●  Bethlehem of Galilee  ●  Tel Yizre'el (Jezreel Mound)  ●  The Golani Brigade Memorial Museum  ●  Beit She'arim  ●  Kohav HaYarden (the Star of Jordan)  ●  The Island of Peace - Naharayim Park  ●  Mount Precipice  ●  The Gilboa Scenic Road  ●  The "Valley Train” Station in Kfar-Yehoshua  ●  Barvazim BaKfar (Ducks in the Village)  ●  The Tomb of Rabbi Judah the Prince (Yehudah HaNasi) in Tzippori  ●  Beit Alpha National Park  ●  Nahal haShofet (the Judge's Stream)  ●  The Monument in memory of Alexander Zaid  ●  Nahal Shofet (Judge Stream)  ●  HaMa’ayanot (The Springs) Park
Beit She'an & the Valleys Tour Routes and Entertainment Ideas More Tour Routes
Best Season: All Seasons
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Drive
Tour Duration: About- 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: Spring
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Drive
Tour Duration: About- 6 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: All Seasons
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Drive
Tour Duration: About- 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: All Seasons
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Drive
Tour Duration: About- 5 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Beit She'an & the Valleys The Magazine More Articles
The kibbutzes guest houses, some of which started their existence out of the need to fill structures and houses that remained abandoned... Weekend Kibbutzniks
Yehuda Eyali, the owner of the zimmers (vacation cabins) complex “Sadot Yerukim” (green fields) in moshav Beit She'arim, tells us about... Views, sunsets and etrogcello
It you are looking to have a fun experience with the kids, or with your friends, this is the time to go on a splashing and paddling... Four fun experiences in the Valley of Springs
Dining in front of waterfalls and turquoise pools of water that are surrounded by a green vegetation. A unique experience at the Muse... Getting the Muse at the Sahne
Moshav Nahalal celebrates 90 years of existence and this is already an excuse for a tour around the moshav and for sitting at the Octagon... A culinary celebration in Nahalal
Beit She'an perhaps does not connect in one’s mind with the capital of the boot-shaped country, but its impressive archeological site... Rome of the Valley

3-Star Hotels in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Boutique Hotels in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Luxury Zimmers in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Romantic Zimmers in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Family Zimmers in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Villas in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Kibbutz Guestrooms in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Outdoor in Beit She'an & the Valleys

Follow Us on the Social Networks
Members Club
Want to receive Israel Traveler's spectacular newsletter - the Israeli Experience?
 
© All Rights Reserved to israelTraveler Publishers   |   Contact Us   |   About Us  |   Terms   |   Site Map