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Archaeological Sites in Israel

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    Visiting the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

    When visiting Jerusalem, many people have a desire to visit the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. The Temple Mount is a holy site within the Old City for... explore more
  • TelGezer (Ranbar)

    Tel Gezer & Carmei Yosef

    Half way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in the foothills of the Jerusalem Hills, Tel Gezer National Park houses impressive archaeological ruins in a tranquil natural setting. Today, the surrounding Gezer... explore more
  • Shivta is located in the wilderness of the Negev Desert surrounded by impressive landscapes


    Shivta, in Israel’s Negev Desert is a Nabatean City that forms part of the series of UNESCO Heritage Site Desert Cities which were part of the Nabatean Spice Route, transporting frankincense... explore more
  • Megiddo stands impressively in the Galilee. Image via Wikicommons


    Megiddo, an impressive site in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel was once an ancient city was critical that dominated the Aruna Pass (Wadi Ara or Megiddo Pass) the entrance... explore more
  • The caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Image Lex Moundi


    Qumran is best known as the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered not so long ago. Located on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea in the Judean Desert... explore more
  • Herodium (wikicommons)


      Herodium is a major archaeological site, home to an impressive palace dating to the time of King Herod. Located about 10km south of Jerusalem, the site was also the burial location... explore more
  • The landscape of the Jerusalem Hills surrounding Kastel Fortress

    Kastel Fortress

    Kastel Fortress, just outside Jerusalem has a rich history because of its unique, strategic location, and features the remains of several ancient settlements, and the story of one of the most significant battles... explore more
  • BeitShearim (Templar 1307)

    Beit Shearim

    Beit Shearim is a national park in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel. Beit Shearim is known for the remains of a Roman city located on a hilltop and the ancient... explore more
  • Ruins at Beit Gurvin. Image credit Bukvoed

    Beit Guvrin

    Beit Guvrin is an important archaeological site in southern Israel around 60km south of Jerusalem. Beit Guvrin National Park encompasses the remains of the ancient city of Tel Maresha and covers 5,000... explore more
  • Things to do in Beer Sheva

    Beer Sheva is the capital of the Negev region of Israel, a desert city that serves as the gateway to this region. Beer Sheva is generally not on the agendas of... explore more