The ancient synagogue from the Mishnah and Talmud period, is one of the most impressive and important of this period found in the Land of Israel.
In this synagogue, an innovative method of reconstruction was first ever tried. The stones scattered around the site were marked and numbered. Each stone was scanned with laser technology and its 3D model stored in a data base. Later, a computer program virtually reconstructed the building and shows where each stone was originally placed in the structure prior to its collapse. accordingly the stones were returned to their original location. The final result is stunning! Near the synagogue there is also a pleasant small spring under a stone arch with some picnic tables.
The name “Ein Keshatot” translates to English as “Arches Spring” and is derived from the small spring that is located under an
arch structure besides the Synagogue.
During Succot 2018, the site was opened formally to the public after the 15 year long renovation work had been completed. The site, operated by the Golan Tourism organization includes a visitor center, Movie and optional guided tours for additional fee. Admission fee: Adult 23 NIS / Child 15 NIS.
Incorporate Ein Keshatot in this exiting Road Trip Around the Sea of Galilee
Location: GPS (32.848743, 35.740277)
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