6 Sights in Area C, Palestinian Territory (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Area C, Palestinian Territory. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Area C, Palestinian Territory.List of cities in Palestinian Territory Sightseeing Tours in Area C
1. Mount Gerizim
Mount Gerizim is one of two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the West Bank city of Nablus and biblical city of Shechem. It forms the southern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the northern side being formed by Mount Ebal. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the West Bank and rises to 881 m (2,890 ft) above sea level, 70 m (230 ft) lower than Mount Ebal. The mountain is particularly steep on the northern side, is sparsely covered at the top with shrubbery, and lower down there is a spring with a high yield of fresh water. For the Samaritan people, most of whom live around it, Mount Gerizim is considered the holiest place on Earth.
2. בורג' ביתין
Burj Beitin is a Crusader fortress in Samaria. It extends for 28x30 meters at the top of a high hill about 877 meters above sea level. It is located within the Palestinian village of Beitin. Next to the fortress is a huge Byzantine complex, which was probably intended to protect the ancient road - the ancestral road. In the structure of the fortress are combined stones with decorations, in one of the stones you can see a worn Star of David and palms. Some of the stones have a chiseled language in the style of the Hasmonean period.
Kypros is a fortress from Herod's time named after his mother. It was one of the seven desert fortresses built by the Hasmoneans and renovated by Herod. The fortress was destroyed in the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans, probably by the Jewish fanatics. The remains of the building were found in Tel al-'Aqaba, which rises above the Euphrates River, about three kilometers southwest of Jericho, in an excavation conducted in 1974. His water system was also found.
4. חורבת בית סילה (כנסיית תיאודורס)
Horvat Beit Sila is an archaeological site located near the settlement of Beit Horon. The place was inhabited by Jews until after the Bar Kokhba revolt. In the Byzantine period, a church was erected on its ruins, which was abandoned following the Arab conquest and is now populated by a group of nomads[clarification needed]. Later on, the place may have been destroyed due to an earthquake.
5. Bidet a-Sha'ab
Bidhat a-Sha'b is an archaeological site in the Jordan Valley, southwest of Moshav Argaman. The site covers an area of 12 dunams and is surrounded by stone walls. The site was discovered as part of the Mount Menashe survey. It was identified as a ritual site from the Early Iron Age, and may be related to the entry of the Israelites into the land of Canaan in the days of Joshua ben Nun.
Hyrcania was an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert. It was built by Hasmonean ruler John Hyrcanus or his son Alexander Jannaeus in the 2nd or 1st century BCE. During the Byzantine period, a monastery named Kastellion was established on the ruined fort; its remains can still be seen today.
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