Beit She’arim Ancient underground megalithic complex.

Beit She'arim National Park

The main construction of this magnificent city are the large stone gate or door at the entrance to the dungeon.

The partially excavated archaeological site consists mainly of an extensive necropolis of rock-cut tombs and some remains of the town itself. It borders the town of Kiryat Tiv’on on the northeast and is located five kilometres west of Moshav Beit She’arim. It is situated 20 km east of Haifa in the southern foothills of the Lower Galilee.

Beit Shearim: Necropolis

Site indicate that a first settlement there dates back to the Iron Age.

The town’s vast necropolis, carved out of soft limestone, contains more than 30 burial cave systems.

Necropolis form catacombs to the south-east of the city of Haifa, which served as the main burial place of the Jews out of Jerusalem after the suppression of the second Jewish revolt against Roman rule in the II. BC Catacombs Beit Shearima preserve the masterpieces of art, as well as a large number of inscriptions in Greek and Aramaic, and Hebrew. Necropolis Beit Shearim is a unique monument of ancient Judaism and Jewish revival, the central figure is from 135 AD was Yehuda ha-Nasi (another spelling Judah the Prince), also known as Rabbi ( “Teacher”).

In 1872, British researchers have made the first and not very successful attempts to find the legendary tomb. Only in 1936, local hero Alexander Zaid, who settled with his family on the hill, working in the garden, found the remains of ancient buildings. In subsequent years, at long intervals, archaeological investigations were carried out and some of the caves are open – tombs.

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Posted by Xissufotoday on Friday, January 6, 2017

 

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