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Zippori National Park

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Address: 4 kilometers east of Hamovil junction | (on Route 79 between Hamovil junction and Nazareth), Zippori, Israel
Phone Number: 06 656-8272
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Amazing Mosaics

A very interesting archeological site like many others in Israel. What makes it unique are some of the finest mosaics I had seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting archeological site like many others in Israel. What makes it unique are some of the finest mosaics I had seen.

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosaic work excavated at Zippori (also known as Sepphoris) are truly breath-taking. The site is located on a hill in the Lower Galilee, midway between the Mediterranean and the Sea of Galilee. Some scholars speculate that Jesus' father, Joseph, may have worked on the city's construction. Oral tradition cites Sepphoris as the hometown of Mary’s parents, Anna and Joachim.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I'm seen many more Roman mosaics than I can count but the beauty of the woman's head in the the marriage of Dionysius is outstanding - made from the very smallest pieces of stone, the subtlety of her complexion amazes. The park in general is well worth a visit. I do wish Israel would standardise the latin script spelling of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Some archeological findings suggest that a settlement existed at this site during the First Temple period, but the ruins we see today are from the Roman and Byzantine times. Abundance of beautiful mosaics with the famous Mona Lisa of the Galilee that just jumps into your eyes. It's included in the park pass.

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Jordan Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Zippori National Park, encompassing the ruins of the ancient Roman and talmudic-era city of Zippori. It is located in the rolling hills of Lower Galilee, west of Nazareth. The Romans named it for the God Zeus & Emperor Caesar. You can stroll down the ancient streets (cardo) & see the beautiful uncovered mosiac floors. As often occurs over the centuries,... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Tsippori is well worth a visit. Although the Roman-era ruins are interesting, the main reason to go is to see the finely preserved mosaics, of which there are many. Well worthwhile. This is a good complement to Bet Shean, which has more interesting ruins from the same era, but lacks these spectacular mosaics

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

One of the more memorable stops along the way from Jerusalem to Tiberius. Excavated ruins of a Talmudic city with beautiful mosaics and a partially restored 4500 seat Roman Theater.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Here is where post-Temple Judaism began. A town which survived the great Jewish revolt, and became a centre of learning after the fall of Jerusalem. Stunning mosaics are a testament of the fusion of Jewish and Roman culture. Only disappointment is the lack of a better display to set the ruins into context. Make sure you see the synagogue and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is recommended that you spend a few hours here as there is a lot to explore; ancient water system, Mashad pool, the Carob reservoir, a street network, remains of houses/a synagogue and churches, a refurbished fortress and the Roman theater most dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Tip: If you are driving and in Israel for a long... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This place combines a nature walk with an archeological site. Several gorgeous mosaics and some very interesting buildings. Its the Israeli version of Pompeii with less crowds

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