Nature Parks

Um el-Kantir

Um el-Kantir, located in the south-western Golan heights, was once a wealthy Jewish village that was based on the linen whitening industry. This would be done in the nearby spring which is adorned by three monumental arcs. A synagogue was built there in the fifth century AD and was destroyed by an earthquake in 749. The synagogue was excavated using a computerized crane and is under restoration. In addition, a genuine podium that would have been used in the synagogue, to read the Torah from, made of smooth basalt stones, was found at the site too. The synagogue on site is one of the best-preserved in the country, with ninety percent of the remains found in their original positions, despite the earthquake of 749.



address: 200m from Kibbutz Natur, via a dirt road.

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Charlotte Noris

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.

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