Tag: Roman

Gamla

| December 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Gamla

Gamla Nature Reserve Visiting the beautiful Gamla Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights easily provides a full day of family fun activity. One of the most striking nature reserves in the country, Gamla boasts the highest waterfall in Israel (50 meters).  However arguably its most interesting attraction, besides the stunning natural setting, are its about 80 Griffon vultures, very […]

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Dominus Flevit Church

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dominus Flevit Church

Dominus Flevit Church As you walk down the western slope of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, you will come to the pretty little Church of Dominus Flevit. Shaped like a teardrop, the church commemorates the tears shed by the Christian Savior as he envisioned the future destruction of Jerusalem. According to the Christian Gospel, […]

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Tomb of the Christian Savior

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tomb of the Christian Savior

Final Resting Place The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built by Constantine in 330 CE, after his mother, Queen Helena, visited Jerusalem and designated this site as the location of the crucifixion and tomb of the Christian Savior. Thousands of pilgrims visit the site each day, hoping for a glimpse of the edicule, the […]

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Caesarea Beaches and Water Activities

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea Beaches and Water Activities

Caesarea Beaches One of the most delightful things about the Caesarea beaches is that they are rarely crowded. It’s almost as though no one has discovered them yet. But in fact the sea around Caesarea played a very important role approximately 2,000 years ago when Herod first turned it into an international harbor. Caesarea Israel […]

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Caesarea National Park

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea National Park

Caesarea National Park: A Multi-Media Experience Caesarea has added a layer to the historical beauty of its antiquities: a new multi-media tourist experience. But, don’t expect to be trudging through forests.  This National Park is in the middle of the city. The first stop on your virtual tour of Caesarea is a film which zips […]

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Caesarea Israel: Top Sites to Visit

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea Israel: Top Sites to Visit

Caesarea Port The port that Herod built in Caesarea, Israel, was an amazing feat of ancient civil engineering. Caesarea wasn’t really cut out to be a port. It had major maritime problems such as dangerous currents and silting problems, but Herod’s engineers built two very large breakwaters to alleviate the problem, part of which can still be […]

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Caesarea History: Caesarea Old and New

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea History: Caesarea Old and New

History of Caesarea Caesarea today is an area of fascinating extremes with two sections both well worth visiting. One section is ancient Caesarea, with the National Antiquities Park and the remains of the Roman city and port. Alongside this is the newly built multi-media tourism project which helps you understand what went on in the […]

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Damascus Gate

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate – Old City Jerusalem The most ornate and beautiful gate in the Old City is Damascus Gate, the closest entryway to the Old City of Jerusalem from the neighborhoods of Meah Shearim and Beit Yisrael. Since Roman times, Damascus Gate (known in Hebrew as Nablus Gate – Shaar Shechem) has been the most important gate of the city.  Named for the cities it leads […]

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Dead Sea

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dead Sea

The Dead Sea in Israel Famous for being the lowest place on earth at 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is a fantastic location for tourists looking to visit an amazing historical landmark, have a relaxing day at the beach,  or explore nearby attractions. Located in the Judean Desert just one hour from Jerusalem, […]

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Masada Israel

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Masada Israel

Masada: The Most Visited Attraction in Israel Masada fortress, the most visited tourist attraction in Israel after the Western Wall in Jerusalem, is home to the archaeological ruins of King Herod’s fortress and first-‎century Roman villa built into the surrounding rock face. Located in the Judean Desert approximately 18 km south of Ein ‎Gedi on top […]

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