Tourist tip #181 / Beit She'arim
This ancient labyrinthine underground cemetery breathes life into a fascinating slice of early Jewish history.
Hear the word “catacombs” and your first association is likely to be a city where popes retire and are elected, or perhaps a shadowy underground tour of the City of Light. But nestled in the forested hills of the Lower Galilee, southeast of Haifa, is the Israel's own version of the catacombs: Beit She’arim – an ancient labyrinthine underground cemetery which, well, breathes life into a fascinating slice of early...
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