8 Sights in Hof HaCarmel Regional Council, Israel (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Hof HaCarmel Regional Council, Israel. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Hof HaCarmel Regional Council, Israel.List of cities in Israel Sightseeing Tours in Hof HaCarmel Regional Council
The Sfonim Cave is a stalactite cave located on the southern side of Wadi Nahal Sponim in the Carmel. The opening of the cave is about 15 to 20 meters above the channel. The cave is about 50 metres long. At the entrance to the cave are large blocks of limestone containing a concentration of Rodistic fossils. The invention of these fossils is evidence that these limestone blocks date from the Torun period. The opening of the arched cave with a width of 12 meters and a maximum height of 5 meters. The opening of the cave leads to a large main hall containing on the inside columns of stalactites and large stalagmites. Among the stalactites is a passage to the southern inner part of the cave. In the inner part is a small stone basin from the prehistoric period. The basin absorbs the dripping water from the ceiling of the cave.
2. Ancient Roman aqueduct in Caesarea Maritima
The Aqueduct of Caesarea is a system of aqueducts that led water to the city of Caesarea in antiquity. The aqueducts of Caesarea functioned during the existence of the city – from its foundation in the days of Herod until the 13th century, when it was destroyed during the reign of the Mamluk sultan Baibars. Although Caesarea was built on the surface of a layer of high groundwater, which allows the supply of water through wells, the builders of the city took care of supplying running water to the city, as was customary in the large cities of the Roman period. The system consisted of several different parts.
3. Kdumim Quarries
Kedumim Quarries is an ancient quarry of limestone from the Roman-Byzantine period located on Mount Carmel. The quarry is located on the side of a sharp bend of Route 721, which rises from Atlit to Beit Oren along the channel of the Oren River and adjacent to the Damoon riverbed. Signs of ancient quarrying in the form of many stairs of various sizes and directions remain at the site. In the field, you can see the traces of the work of the quarriers in the form of diagonal and shallow grooves.
4. Carmel Fire Victims Memorial
The memorial to those who perished in the Carmel fire disaster was erected near the bend in the road where 44 people perished in the Carmel fire disaster (2010) opposite Kibbutz Beit Oren. It was inaugurated on December 19, 2011, to mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster, in a state ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ministers, representatives of the Israel Prison Service, police, fire departments and bereaved families.
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5. Caesarea Amphitheater
Caesarea Maritima, formerly Strato's Tower, also known as Caesarea Palestinae, was an ancient city in the Sharon plain on the coast of the Mediterranean, now in ruins and included in an Israeli national park. For centuries it was a major intellectual hub of the Mediterranean and cultural capital of Palestine.
6. בני חוף הכרמל
The Carmel Beach People's Monument is the central monument honoring the martyrs of the Carmel Beach District Council who fell during the Israeli War. The monument is located near Mount Atali, adjacent to the seaside highway on Kurgan Ridge. The monument was designed by sculptor Jacob Epstein.
7. Le Destroit
Le Destroit is a ruined medieval fortified road station, built by the Templars of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the early 12th century CE, located on the Mediterranean shore near a site where they later built the Chateau Pelerin castle, today close to the modern town of Atlit, Israel.
8. Atlit Yam
Atlit Yam is an ancient submerged Neolithic village off the coast of Atlit, Israel. It has been carbon-dated as to be between 8,900 and 8,300 years old. Among the features of the 10-acre site is a stone circle.
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