Hamat Tiberais National Park
South of the Old City of Tiberias is the Hamat Tiberias National Park, home to seventeen hot springs- the 60-degree Celsius waters are infused with about one-hundred minerals that have unique therapeutic qualities. The healing capabilities of the site have been known for two-thousand years and the baths have attracted visitors since time immemorial. The water from these springs feed the Tiberias Springs Spa.
Hamat Tiberias was discovered in 1920 by members of the “Labor Battalion” who paved the road from Tiberias to Tzemah. A year later a ritual candelabra was found what had seven arms that is today displayed in the Israel Museum. Another interesting find is a stone chair.
The remains of the local synagogue seem to be part of the synagogue of Severus, a building that was set up between the years 337-286 BC, during the period when the Sanhedrin was present in Tiberias. The synagogue was so called due to Greek lettering found at the site. The synagogue has a mosaic floor, the earliest-dating mosaic floor of all those revealed in ancient synagogues in Israel.
Categories : Attractions
Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.