"Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park" Bet Guvrin by Jackiekg

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Bet Guvrin National Park contains impressive remains of the Hellenistic period. A system of caves quaried into the soft chalk rocks was also discovered. The caves were used for water storage and to house olive oil presses and a columbarium (doveccte). A roman era amphitheater can also be found here. (This I didn't see).

Lots of going up and down steps here - so be warned!

The 'holes' were carved out of the soft rock for birds to nest in - their droppings were used for fertilizer!

  • Last visit to Bet Guvrin: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 19, 2004
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