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Beit She'arim National Park

Beit She'arim National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Israel
Description:
Consisting of a series of catacombs, the necropolis developed from the 2nd century AD as the primary Jewish burial place outside Jerusalem following the failure of the second Jewish revolt against Roman rule. Located southeast of the city of Haifa, these catacombs are a treasury of artworks and inscriptions in Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew and Palmyrene. Bet She'arim bears unique testimony to ancient Judaism under the leadership of Rabbi Judah the Patriarch, who is credited with Jewish renewal after 135 AD.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Beit She'arim National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.