March 22nd 2011
If you’re heading north, you won’t want to miss Korazim National Park, a 25-acre attraction known for its archaeological ruins. The site boasts a beautiful synagogue that dates back to the fourth or fifth century. Check out all the stunning, elaborate carvings and the unique sculpture of a pair of lions. The structures are built from basalt, a black volcanic rock common to the region. You’ll also find the remnants of an ancient ritual bath used by the local residents. Learn how the ancient villagers supported their families with the numerous olive presses located at the site. Korazin is noted in the Babylonian Talmud for its abundant and healthful wheat fields and the site was also home to Jewish fishermen in sixteenth century.