Umm el-Kanatir (Arabic: “Mother of archaes”), is an ancient site on the western slopes of the Golan Heights where a well preserved ancient Jewish Syangogue can be seen.
Apperently the ancient Jewish village thrived from the linen industry, but it was abandoned after the devestating earthquake of 749 CE.
Digs at the site were issued by my relative, Haim Ben-David, and since 2007 a state-of-the-art preservation project is rebuilding the synagogue to present its appearence before the earthquake of 1350 years ago.
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Points of Interest in the Area