Israel has an extensive and fascinating history covering over 4000 years, so it’s no wonder that the land is rich with stunning and impressive historical sites. Each of these locations transports visitors back in time to get a glimpse of the Holy Land through the ages. Here are just a few of the most famous sites that show off Jerusalem’s vivid history.
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The Citadel at the site of the Tower of David has undergone numerous alterations throughout its history. The site’s name comes from the historian Josephus Flavius of Rome, despite having no relation to King David. Westerners who came to the Holy Land further supported this misinterpretation of its name. In reality, the Tower was first built during the reign of King Herod in the 5th century BC and was named the Tower of Phasael.
Are you familiar with the colourful history behind the beautiful neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek? The neighbourhood, thought to be one of the most beautiful and oldest neighbourhoods in Tel Aviv, translates to “Oasis of Justice” in Hebrew. Neve Tzedek boasts of having a village-within-a-city feel, its cultural legacy and unique architecture make the neighbourhood the perfect destination for walking tours.
For many visitors to the country, their time in Israel is limited to a few well planned, famous sites and attractions. As a result, many of the highlights are often overlooked, as a result of having to make such choices. Mini Israel aims to give visitors a highly detailed insight into life in this beautiful country.
Nearby the Dung Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City walls is The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center. Due to it being in such close proximity, the park encompasses the southern part of the Western Wall and the southern retaining wall of the Temple Mount, as well as other excavations in the area.
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Mount Scopus (called Har HaTsofim in Hebrew) stands tall in the North-East Jerusalem. Its height from the sea level is 826m. This mount has a promenade (also known as ‘tayelet’), which helps visitors get a panoramic view of Jerusalem. No wonder Mount Scopus is called the ‘Lookout Mountain! This is not a single mount but includes a ridge of various mountains. Mount of Olives is one of them.
With such a varied and interesting history, won’t you like to look at the scenery from such an important mount in world history? Come, join our great tours of this great city, Jerusalem!
A real Garden of Eden, with breath-taking views and packed full of beautiful sights, scents and smells, the Carmel National Park is often regarded as one of Israel’s most beautiful natural destination. Thanks to location, just West of Mediterranean Sea, Carmel is blessed with an abundance of rainfall, something that is plain to see in the flowers and greenery that bloom within its boundaries. Set along the top of the Carmel Ridge, it is at the very least the largest green space within the country and is a must-visit for anyone travelling to the area.
The historic importance of the dead sea scrolls, both archaeological and theological can never be overstated. These ancient Hebrew/Jewish manuscripts give us a deep understanding into the religious practice during the time of the Second Temple. They are said to be able to date back at least 3 centuries. Here are a few things you didn’t know about the dead sea scrolls.
Most of the tourists of Israel are immediately drawn to the two biggest cities, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Fortunately for these tourists, these cities are quite close together, meaning that travelling to and from each one is inexpensive as well as simple. Therefore, doing a day trip takes little effort and can even be spontaneous – in fact, some Israelis travel between these two cities five times a week! So, read on to kind out about the multiple different ways that you can commute between the two cities in a 33-mile journey.