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The Biblical Village

This unique Biblical Village was inaugurated in the year 2000 and was established with the assistance of the Swiss Beth Shalom society and the Israeli Antiquities Authority.
Fig, pomegranate, almond, date-palm, olive and other trees, as well as grape vines are planted all around the compound, bringing to mind the parables and symbols of the Old and New Testaments.

In the northern part of the village, a reconstructed marketplace displays ancient craftsmanship, such as clay manufacturing,
minting of coins, and pottery, copper, glass, wood and stone work.

A burial cave has been constructed, replete with sarcophagus
and ossuary, and nearby a cistern holds water for drinking and
irrigation. A Galilean synagogue forms the heart of the central
area of the Biblical Village. Its careful reconstruction includes
archeological pieces originating from the northern part of the Sea
of Galilee region.



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