Beit Kerem -  Sites Gallery

   This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Beit-Kerem and the municipal area of Karmi'el.

 

 

 

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   This page is a sites gallery of the region of Beit-Kerem, a region in the north side of the Lower Galilee. These sites are located inside and  around the valley of Beit-Kerem and in the area of the city of Karmi'el.

 

On each site below you can:

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Har-Gamal

 

   A nature reserve on the south-western edge of Beit-Kerem valley. It is centered around a hill with a unique double-hump form  with an ancient fortress on top of it.

 

 

Har Gamal (Mt Camel)

 

 

Pigeons caves

 

   A nature reserve on the western edge of Beit-Kerem valley, with a cluster of caves with remains from prehistoric settlements.

 

 

 

Pigeons caves near Har Gamal

 

 

 

Khirbet Kabra

 

    Ruins located on a small hill on the north-west side of Karmi'el. This was probably one of the Byzantine monasteries in the area. 

 

Khirbet Kabra, Karmi'el

 

 

Khirbet Madrasah

 

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery located on a small hill on the north-west side of Karmi'el.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Hurvat Kav

 

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery,  located in an archaeological park in the west side of Karmi'el.  

 

Hurvat Kav in the center of an archaeological park

 

 

 

 

Khirbet Zagag

 

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery,  located on a hill in the center of Karmi'el.   Initial excavations revealed rooms, oil press and chapel on top of the small hill.

 

Khirbet Zagag

 

 

 

 
 
 

Khirbet Bata

 

  A Byzantine fortified village located on a high hill on the east side of Karmi'el.  This was the most important sites in the area.

 

Khirbet Bata, Karmi'el

 

   
 

Khirbet Kenes (el-Kanayis)

 

    Ruins of a Byzantine monastery located on a high hill on the east side of Karmi'el. 

 

 

   
 
 

Karmi'el (Overview)

 

  One of the prettiest cities in Israel, located in the heart of Beit-Kerem. During Byzantine period a center of many monasteries.

 

 

 

 

El-Khader cave

 

   A Holy cave on the cliffs above the northern side of Beit-Kerem.  According to Arabic tradition - Elijah's hiding cave. The Crusaders dedicated it to St. George. A Sheik's tomb is located at the site.

 

El-Khader cave, above Beit-Kerem valley

 

 

 
 

Nahef

 

   A Muslim town north of Karmiel. It was a large village during the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.

 

 

     
 

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