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Ancient Israel: Archaeo. & Images
Archaeological sites with images from the past

Acre (Akko) Aqueduct Underground water system. Acre - A conduit. The old city of Acre (Akko) required a steady flow of running water. In the earlier stage of the city, the adjacent Naaman (Belus) river supplied this flow, and was the symbol of the city as minted on the Greek coins. However, when the population grew and the city moved to its present location, a design of an aqueduct was required. This water line was built on an aqueduct, bringing in the water in a straight line from the springs of Cabri, about 12KM away from the city. The aqueduct supplied the water in several lines in the city, and one of them reached to vast underground cisterns the El-Jazar Mosque in the center of the old city. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Akko (Acre) (Acre - A row) Genoese street. Acre - A row of shops along the street. The Old city of Acre is one of the fascinating old cities in Israel. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rich in history, spanning from the Greek periods, this ancient city has fascinating points of interest as well as a charming location along the Sea. Acre is well known as one of the main Crusaders cities. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Akko (Acre) (Acre - A Segment) Underground drainage. Acre - A segment of a municipal drainage channel.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Central chamber) Underground passage. Acre - Central chamber in the underground passage.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Colonnaded) Genoese street. Acre - Colonnaded street.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Communal) St. John Church Domestic quarter. Acre - Communal courtyard.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Excavation) Crusaders Window Hospitaller Center. Acre - Excavation of the Hospitaller courtyard.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Hospitaller) Turkish Bath Hospitaller Center. Acre - Hospitaller refectory.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Isometric) Hospitaller Center. Acre - Isometric reconstruction of the Hospitaller assembly hall.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Private) Hospitaller Center. Acre - Private chapel in the Hospitaller compound. Trial excavations and antiquities inspections at the citadel in ʽAkko

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Reconstr) Hospitaller Center. Acre - Reconstruction of an arch in the Hospitaller Center.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Remains) Crusader fortifications. Acre - Remains of a Crusader tower.

Akko (Acre) (Acre - The Hospitaller) Hospitaller Center. Acre - The Hospitaller central courtyard (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Akko (Acre) (Acre - The Hospitaller) Underground drainage. Acre - The Hospitaller main drainage. One of the row of halls in the fortress

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Two Dwellings) Domestic quarter. Acre - Two dwellings in the domestic quarter. - Turkish bath

Akko (Acre) (Acre - Underground passage) Underground passage. Acre - Underground passage in the Templar quarter. Mosque w/portico lined with columns from Caesarea

Akko (Acre) Citadel of Acre Hospitaller Center. Acre - Architectural section of the refectory. The Citadel of Acre (Akko) was built on the ruins of the Crusaders fortress on the North-West side of the city. The citadel was the palace of the Governor during the 18th-20th C and later became a large British prison.

Akko (Acre) Dormitory in Knights Hospitaller Genoese street. Acre - Sculptured head. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Akko (Acre) Knights Halls Hospitaller Center. Acre - A window in the Hospitaller chapel. The Crusaders main fortress (castrum) and headquarters, halls and structures are located on the North-West side of the city. Excavations in recent years reconstructed many of the large structures which are located under and south to the Ottoman/British citadel. In this place was the Crusaders' Royal palace and main headquarters after retreating from Jerusalem.

Akko Crusader Sewer Underground drainage. Acre - A segment of the municipal drainage channel.

Akko Khan Al Umdan Underground water system. Acre - A spring-house.

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Banias Banias is the Arabic name for Hellenistic city of Paneas whose name derives from Pan, the Greek god of herds and shepherds. His cult was observed in a large cave at the foot of Mt. Hermon, where a source of the River Jordan emerges. Paneas, was chosen by Philip (King Herod's son) as the capital of his territory, and named Caesarea Philippi (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Banias Banias is the Arabic name for Hellenistic city of Paneas whose name derives from Pan, the Greek god of herds and shepherds. His cult was observed in a large cave at the foot of Mt. Hermon, where a source of the River Jordan emerges. Paneas, was chosen by Philip (King Herod's son) as the capital of his territory, and named Caesarea Philippi.

Banias (Banias-Aerial view) Banias. Banias - aerial view, looking south.

Banias (Banias-Aerial view) Banias. Banias - aerial view of the civic center of Paneas and the excavation areas.

Banias (Banias-General plan) Banias. Banias, general plan.

Banias (Banias-Isometric) Banias. Banias, isometric reconstruction of Agrippa's II palace.

Banias (Banias-Plan) Nahal Hermon Reserve Banias. Banias, plan of the area of the Byzantine cardo.

Banias (Banias-Reconstruction) Sanctuary Video Banias. Banias, reconstruction of the mosque, the Mamluk period.

Banias (Palace-General) Temple of Pan video Banias. Banias - general view of Agrippa's II palace.

Banias (Palace-One) Palace of Agrippa video Banias. Banias - one of the entrances to Agrippa's palace.

Banias (Palace-The Synagogue) Banias. Banias - the Synagogue-Mosque building, general view.

Banias (Palace-Underground passage) Banias. Banias - underground passage from Agrippa's palace.

Banias (Palace-Underground passage) Banias. Banias - underground passage from Agrippa's palace. Crusader Gate

Banias Cave of Pan Banias. Banias, general view of the spring and Pan's sanctuary.

Banias Quarter of Philippe and Agrippa Banias. Banias - Herodian walls above the springs, built in the Roman technique of `OPUS RETICULATUM'.

Banias Tomb Temple of the Dancing Goats Banias. Banias, general view of the Pan sanctuary and the spring area.

Bet Guvrin (Banias-General view) Bet Guvrin. General view of Bet Guvrin area, looking east.

Bet Guvrin (Banias-The amphitheater) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the amphitheater's arena, looking north.

Bet Guvrin (Banias-The amphitheater) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the amphitheater's main southern entrance, looking north.

Bet Guvrin (Banias-The amphitheater) Caves Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin, the amphitheater. Looking southeast.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-A Roman) Crusader Church Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - a Roman vault forming part of the Roman podium.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-A vault) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - A vault forming part of the Roman Podium. Crusader Church

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-A vault) Crusader Church Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - a vault, dated to the Crusader period, beneath the citadel.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-An altar) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - an altar, found in the amphitheater's shrine, bearing a dedicatory inscription. Crusader Church

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-caves) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - one of the bell shaped caves.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-general view) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - general view of the remains of the Crusader church, looking east.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-One of) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - one of the audience entrances (vomitoria), looking west.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-several bell shaped caves) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - several bell shaped caves.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-several Caves) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - several bell shaped caves.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the Crusader) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the Crusader city wall and one of the watchtowers.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the Horse) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the `Horse Cave'. Columbarium Cave

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the Horse) Bell Cave Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the `Horse Cave', a subterranean cultic site from the Roman period.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the north) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the north aisle of the Crusader church, looking east.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the north) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the north apse of the Crusader church, looking east.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the Roman amphitheater ) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the Roman amphitheater at the foot of the Crusader citadel, looking east.

Bet Guvrin (Bet Gruvin-the Roman) Bet Guvrin. Bet Guvrin - the Roman amphitheater at the foot of the Crusader citadel, looking east.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-A deer) Beth She'an. Churches - A deer in the church mosaic floor.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Aerial view) Beth She'an. Tel El Husn - Aerial view of Bet Shean.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Animal frieze) Beth She'an. Churches - Animal frieze in the church mosaic floor. Beth Shean Mosaic

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Aphrodite head) Beth Shean Theater. Beth She'an. Tel Naharon - Aphrodite head, found at Tel Naharon.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Ariel view) Beth She'an. Amphitheater - An aerial view of the amphitheater.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Athena head) Beth She'an. Tel Naharon - Athena head, found at Tel Naharon.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Buildings near Northern Street Beth She'an. Civic center - A Corinthian capital from the Propylaeum with young Dionysos Protoma.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Church chancel) Beth She'an. Churches - The church chancel. Cultic Area

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Byzantine agora Beth She'an. Civic center - View into the eastern Thermae.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Eastern Thermae) Beth She'an. Civic center - Eastern Thermae column facade (in the background. - Propylon

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Eastern Thermae) Beth She'an. Civic center - Corridor and latrine, at the eastern Thermae. Eastern Bath House

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Palladius Street, view from the mound to the theater.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of Palladius Street (L. Belkin).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Mosaic floor inscription commemorating Governor Palladius.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of the Cigma at the center of Palladius Street west Stoa (T. Milzen).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of the Cigma at the center of Palladius Street west Stoa (T. Milzen).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - The Propylaeum at the south end of Palladius Street leading to the western Thermae .

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Palladius street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of Palladius street Propylaeum (T. Mazzula).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Pottery Workshop) Beth Shean Excavations of Hellenistic Roman And Byzantine Period. Beth She'an. Civic center - Cavalryman, a toy product of the pottery workshop.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Roman Temple Beth She'an. Civic center - Fallen columns in northern street, results of the 749 C.E. earthquake.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater temples) Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater temples, the subterranean vault. Roman Period Temple

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater. Roman Theater

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater entrances (vomitoria).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of the theater facade during the Byzantine period (T. Milzen). Roman Theater Excavation Site

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - Artist rendering of the theater facade during the Byzantine period (T. Milzen).

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - A statue which decorated the theater scanea frons. Columns

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Theater) Beth She'an. Civic center - A concert in the Roman theater.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Valley street) Beth She'an. Civic center - Fallen columns in Valley Street, result of the earthquake in 749 C.E.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-West Bath house) Beth She'an. Civic center - The eastern Thermae frigidarium.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Western Thermae) Beth She'an. Civic center - Aerial view of western Thermae. Ancient Columns

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Western Thermae) Beth She'an. Civic center - Western Thermae plan. Palladius Street And Tell El-Husn At The Archaeological Site In Beth Shean

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Civic Center-Western Thermae) Beth She'an. Civic center - Hypocaust at central Caldarium. Roman Theater

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Columns) Beth She'an. Civic center - A ststue which decorated the theater scanea frons.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Glass workshop) Beth She'an. City Gate - A glass workshop near the gate. Portal And Column Etc At The Foot Of Tell El-Husn (opposite The Nymphaeum)

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Harod stream) Theater Beth She'an. City Gate - Harod stream running through the city.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Hellenistic quarter) Beth She'an. Tel Iztaba - The burnt Hellenistic quarter. Sigma mosaic floor

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Martyr Church) Beth She'an. Churches - The Martyr Church at Tel Iztaba. Northern Street

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Northeast gate) Beth She'an. City Gate - Central Monument. The city's northeast gate, one of six gates built around Roman-Byzantine Nysa Scythopolis

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Northeast gate) Beth She'an. City Gate - The city's northeast gate, one of six gates built around Roman-Byzantine Nysa Scythopolis. Structures on the Fortress

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Rhodian Amphorae) Beth She'an. Tel Iztaba - Rhodian Amphorae standing in a corner. Ancient temple/Egyptian Governor's residence sketch

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Roman bridge) Beth She'an. City Gate - The Roman bridge above the Harod stream.

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Scene from Odyssey) Beth She'an. Leontis House - A scene from the Odyssey in the mosaic floor of a Byzantine villa belonging to Leontis, a Jewish resident of the city. PILLARS

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Scene from Odyssey) Beth She'an. Leontis House - A scene from the Odyssey in the Leontis villa mosaics. A synagogue was found in another part of the house. Amphitheater Pillars

Beth She'an (Scythopolis-Zodiac mosaic) Beth She'an. Churches - The zodiac mosaic floor in the Kyrie Maria Monastery. Mosaic at beth alpha national park

Beth She'an Aerial View of Beth shean archaeological site Beth She'an. Civic center - Distorted vessel from the Ummayad pottery workshop.

Beth She'an Amphitheater Excavations Beth She'an. Civic center - The Byzantine Agora with the Ummayad workshop on the south.

Beth She'an Byzantine Agora Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater frieze decorated with peopled schrolls.

Beth She'an Church at the top of acropolis Beth She'an. Civic center - Flasks from the Ummayad pottery workshop.

Beth She'an Examination of Pottery from Israel Beth She'an. Civic center - Jars on a shop counter.

Beth She'an Nymphaeum Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater temples, a lion head waterspout at the nymphaeum.

Beth She'an Nysa-Scythopolis Beth She'an. Civic center - Coin hoard found in a jar at one of the Agora shops.

Beth She'an Remains at Tel Bet Shean Beth She'an. Civic center - Animals in a mosaic floor at the Agora western Stoa.

Beth She'an Roman Temple Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater temples, figurine of a goddess.

Beth She'an Roman Theater Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater temples, the eastern temple complex.

Beth She'an The Agora Temples Beth She'an. Civic center - The theater temples, view of the western foundations.

Beth She'an The Propyleum and Monumental Basilica Beth She'an. Civic center - Monumental stairs leading to the Temple at the northern colonnaded street and Palladius street junction.

Caesarea Maritima Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea was the main Roman town of ancient Israel. It was founded by King Herod on the Mediterranean coast, where he created a large harbor. Much of the Roman, Byzantine and Medieval city has been excavated in the last decade. The tourist can now visit the Roman theater and amphitheater, the aqueducts that fed the city with spring waters and also the fortifications of the Crusader fortress.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Aerial view) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - aerial view of `King Herod's amphitheater', looking east.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Aerial view) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - aerial view.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - General plan) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - general plan of excavation areas.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble statue) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - a marble statue of an anonymous Roman lady. Sarcophagi

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble statue) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - a marble statue of an anonymous magistrate. Late Roman or early Byzantine period. - Roman Statue

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble statue) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - a marble statue of an anonymous Roman lady. Herodian theater

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble statue) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - a marble statue of a Greek philosopher, copy of the Roman period. Roman Statue

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble votive) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - marble votive feet from the amphitheater's shrine, the Roman period.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble votive) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - a marble votive foot from the amphitheater's shrine, the Roman period.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Marble votive) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - wall painting of a deer on the amphitheater's podium wall, the Roman period.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Puzzle) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - puzzle of colored stone inlays as excavated at the OPUS SECTILE workshop. Caesarea Obelisk

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Roman Theater) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - isometric reconstruction of the Roman Temple Platform.

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea - Wall painting) Caesarea Maritima. Caesarea - wall painting of a deer on the amphitheater's podium wall, the Roman period. Medieval City

Conservation of The Hospitaller Center, Akko Hospitaller Center. Acre - Architectural details of the refectory. The fortress is located in the northern part of the Old City, next to the city wall. It was the center of the Hospitaller Quarter in Crusader Akko and its construction as a fortified compound was carried out in stages. The conservation measures in the fortress include accompanying the archaeological excavation and overseeing the development in the compound, documenting the condition of the remains and restoration activities, providing solutions to engineering problems in the structure, conservation of existing architectural elements and the restoration of architectural elements utilizing original techniques and materials.

Images around Acre, Israel Crusader fortifications. Acre - Remains of a Crusader tower. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Preservation Project at Acre Fortress Hospitaller Center. Acre - Reconstruction of an arch in the Hospitaller Center. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Tel Beth Shean aerial View Beth She'an. Tel Iztaba - Aerial view of Tel Iztaba.

Templars Tunnel, Acre Domestic quarter. Acre - A street in the domestic quarter. The Crusaders of the Templars order settled in Acre in the 12th C Ad after the fall of Jerusalem, and built a fortress on the south-west corner of the old city of Acre. They also cut a 350M tunnel into the rock in order to connect the fortress to the port, located on the south-eastern side. The secret tunnel was recently discovered, cleaned and opened to the public.

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