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Mount Arbel

Mount Arbel is on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee just north of the city of Tiberias. Rising about 1300 feet above the Plain of Gennesaret, the sharp cliffs of the mountain face make for one of the most recognizable landmarks around the sea (and also a spectacular hike!). 65 more words


1503 Clyde Billington - Galilee Mosaics and Nero's House

Continuing coverage of archaeology news reported in the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine. We wrap up our review by discussing the excavation of an unusual mosaic in a Byzantine synagogue overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and the ongoing discovery and protection of the house built in Rome by the emperor Nero. 7 more words

Galilee’s 10,000-Year-Old Beans Are a Taste of Stone Age Innovation

Oldest known fava beans, found at archaeological sites in northern Israel, suggest deliberate cultivation of protein-rich crops in Neolithic era.

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There is a balm in Galilee

There is a balm in Galilee. 

Or at least that’s what I’m looking and hoping for, a balm in Galilee. 

The better known Balm of Gilead is only mentioned a few times in scripture and always as something with extraordinary healing properties, rare, and valuable.  710 more words


Hula Valley: Birding Tour

One thing that fascinates me about Israel’s nature is the rich diversity of birds, particularly the Old World raptors – both resident and migratory species. One Friday several weeks ago I seized the opportunity to go on a birding tour in one of the world’s best bird-watching locations, the… 916 more words