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Excursion № 25.
Journey to Galilee: Archaeological Parks: Megiddo, Beit Shearim, Sepphoris
National Archaeological Park Beit Shearim
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© Photo by Pavel Platonov April 16, 2011
Megiddo is a hill in the western part of the Jezreel Valley, on the territory of the modern state of Israel, near a modern settlement of the same name. Known due to the Greek word Armageddon (al-Greek Ἁρμαγεδών), which is a transliteration of the Hebrew phrase hag Megiddo (Hebrew הַר מְגִדּוֹ, lit. - "Mount Megiddo").
In ancient times, Megiddo was an important city-state. His excavations number about 26 cultural layers, this indicates that the settlement existed here for a very long time. Megiddo is located near the strategically important passage through the mountain range of Carmel. Today, the Megiddo archaeological complex is protected by the state as a national park and included in the Unesco World Heritage List since 2005.
Beit Shearim (Hebrew בית שערים) is a national archaeological park, located 20 kilometers east of Haifa in the southern part of the foot of the Lower Galilee. Since 2015, included in the list of World Heritage sites of UNESCO. It is a complex with archaeological excavations on the site of an ancient city, known during the II Temple and the necropolis of the II century AD. During the archaeological excavations carried out here, more than 250 tombstones-epitaphs, with inscriptions in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, were discovered.
Sepphoris (other Greek, Σέπφωρις), Zipori (Hebrew צִפּוֹרִי), Diocaesarea (Latin Diocaesaraea, other Greek, Διοκαισάρεια, Saffuria, La Seforie (Old La Sephorie, Le Saforie) The crusaders are the historical capital of the Galilee, located 6 km northwest of Nazareth, currently an archaeological site and a national park in Israel, excavated here since 1931. As a result of the works, a whole residential quarter was discovered and on display, dated from the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD On the north side of the hill the Roman theater a synagogue of the 6th century is also excavated in the lower city, a long building of the synagogue (16 by 6.5 m) is divided by a colonnade to the main hall and a side nave.In the center of the mosaic floor is a zodiacal circle, in addition to the names of the signs, there are the names of the months of the Jewish calendar , in the center of the circle of Helios in the form of a solar disk, operating the chariot.The floor also depicts biblical scenes (including Abraham with the angels and the sacrifice of Isaac) and the attributes of worship in the Jerusalem Temple.
The excursion begins at the place of accommodation of the tourists in Jerusalem (the address and time of the excursion beginning is indicated in advance by the guide). On the tour you need to have comfortable shoes, drinking water and a hat from the sun. To cross the border post between Jerusalem and Beit Shean, tourists need to have a passport with them.
The price for all participants of the excursion on our car with departure from Jerusalem is $ 500 (with the number of up to 6 people in the car), and $ 750 (with the number of participants from 7 to 15 people).
When you leave for a tour from Tel Aviv and its environs on our car, the price for up to 6 people is $ 700, and from 7 to 15 people - $ 950.
If the tourists have a rented car, the price is $ 300 for all participants of the excursion, provided that the excursion begins in Jerusalem.
We wish you a pleasant stay and an exciting journey and pilgrimage!
Prices are quoted in USD
The price does not include the cost of paid entries along the route.
The tour starts from Jerusalem.
In case of accommodation of participants of excursion in Tel Aviv and its vicinities or in other cities of Israel, we can help to get to Jerusalem by public transport.
There is a possibility of delivery on excursions and back on our transport from the area of Tel Aviv and its environs and the Dead Sea for an additional fee.
The program provides an overview of the main attractions.
The program takes into account the wishes of the excursion.
A detailed program, taking into account the wishes of the excursionist, is made after consent to the cost of the services.
The tour is accompanied by Tour guide Pavel Platonov.
(Licenses of chartered guides of the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel No. 10103).
You can order the tour by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
And also by calling: + 972-545-336-297 (Wats up / Viber), (in Israel: 054-5336-297)
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