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Ancient Tiberias

Tiberias was founded by Herod Antipas in 20 CE on the westwen shores of the Sea of Galilee, and was named after the contemporary emperor Tiberius.  After the conquest and destruction of Jeruaslem in 70 CE, Tiberias developed to be the biggest and most important Jewish center in the Holy Land.

tiberias citadelIn Tiberias the “Jerusalem” Talmud wikipedia s was compiled, The Sanhedrin‘s wikipedia s station was in Tiberias, and later in Tiberias diacritics for Hebrew writing was developed (“Tiberian Hebrew” wikipedia s). Excavavtions at ancient Tiberias uncovered various remains from Classical to Crusaders times.

Book a Private Tour to Tiberias

Tiberias is located on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee , and is about 2 hours drive from Tel-Aviv

Contact me for a proposal of full day tour that will also include a visit to Tiberias.

Points of Interest in the Area

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