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Zippori National Park

Address: 4 kilometers east of Hamovil junction | (on Route 79 between Hamovil junction and Nazareth), Israel
Phone Number: 06 656-8272
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Ranked #89 of 574 Attractions in Israel
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was very happy to visit Zippori National park, an important and significant archaeological site from the time of the Talmud and the Roman occupation of the land. The excavations are impressive- the revealed mosaics are especially worth it. There is a lot to see. It is well preserved. There is a fair amount of walking, but it is not... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Impressive mosaics excavated from Roman homes and buildings. Paths with herbs along the way and signs with quotes from the Mishnah. Actors in period costumes demonstrating crafts and exchanging ideas current to the time period. The famous redactor of the Mishnah lived in Zippori and is honored in this park.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of the most exciting places to visit in the Galilee. There are lots of mosaics dated to the Roman Empire era as well as town streets and other home elements. Do not miss the Nile house, Dionysus house and the synagogue. There is also a nice view from the top of the Crusaders fort. During last year the place... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tzippori National Park and Archeological Site, Tzippori was described by the first century C.E. Jewish historian, Josephus Flavius, as "the ornament of all Galilee." The city got its name from the Hebrew word "tsipor" (bird) because the view from the town gives one a sense of flying. Even after the seat of the Sanhedrin was moved to Tiberias, Zippori remained... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've lived in Israel 30 years and only got to see this historical site this week. Zippori is layered history, starting before the Roman conquest up to Crusader times. It has the best in situ mosaics I've seen (most mosaics are scooped up and only shown in museums, where you totally miss the context of the artistic endeavor in its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Came here about 15 years ago and returned today. The visitors centre is not very impressive and if you are looking for food and drink bring your own. But the rest of the site is worth seeing, The first point of interest is the water cistern and tunnels which are located immediately to the left of the entrance gate -... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Zippori/Tsippori/Seppori is an ancient Talmudic city that was once the location of the Sanhedrin. The ruins are in a beautiful hilltop setting in the lower Galilee. It contains Hasmonean, Byzantine, Arab and Crusader ruins, the most impressive being the Byzantine mosaics. Don't miss the beautiful Mona Lisa of The Galilee mosaic which, like the original Mona Lisa, is much smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not an easy place to find but well worth it. I was one of the surprise places that we visited. It is filled with history and various levels of excavation. It would be best to visit with a guide that is familiar with all there is to see. Some wheelchair access. Clean bathrooms. Snack food. Maps and info and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Zippori is a village and an archeological site located in the central Galilee region of Israel. While excavations are still ongoing, there is a great deal to see and learn. The site holds a diverse historical and architectural legacy that includes Hellenistic, Jewish, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Crusader, Arabic and Ottoman influences.Outstanding mosaics that endured centuries; the Roman theater; the synagogue--all... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We absolutely loved this park & would strongly recommend it as a "must do" if you like Roman ruins. The mosaics were some of the best we have ever seen & we have seen many Roman ruins in Turkey & Croatia. They were just outstanding to think they endured this test of time. They truly were fantastic to see in... More 

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