Israel, Beit Shearim, An entrance to a catacomb.
Israel, Beit Shearim, the entrance to Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi's catacomb. The Jewish town of Beit She'arim flourished during the 2-4 centuries CE (the Roman period). The people of Beit She'arim dug ornate catacombs, interconnected by tunnels, creating a huge underground necropolis - a city of the dead. The caves are full of stylized sarcophagi, decorated with Jewish and secular symbols. during excavations done in this site, more than 30 burial caves were discovereAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download