Beit Kerem and Karmi’el – Sites Gallery

   This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Beit-Kerem and the municipal area of Karmi’el.


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This page is a sites gallery of the region of Beit-Kerem, a region in the north side of the Lower Galilee. These sites are located inside and  around the valley of Beit-Kerem and in the area of the city of Karmi’el.

The Sites

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A nature reserve on the south-western edge of Beit-Kerem valley. It is centered around a hill with a unique double-hump form  with an ancient fortress on top of it.

Har Gamal (Mt Camel)

Pigeons caves

   A nature reserve on the western edge of Beit-Kerem valley, with a cluster of caves with remains from prehistoric settlements.

Pigeons caves near Har Gamal

Khirbet Kabra

    Ruins located on a small hill on the north-west side of Karmi’el. This was probably one of the Byzantine monasteries in the area.

Khirbet Kabra, Karmi'el

Khirbet Madrasah

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery located on a small hill on the north-west side of Karmi’el.

Hurvat Kav

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery,  located in an archaeological park in the west side of Karmi’el.

Hurvat Kav in the center of an archaeological park

Khirbet Zagag

  Ruins of a Byzantine monastery,  located on a hill in the center of Karmi’el.   Initial excavations revealed rooms, oil press and chapel on top of the small hill.

Khirbet Zagag

Khirbet Bata

  A Byzantine fortified village located on a high hill on the east side of Karmi’el.  This was the most important sites in the area.

Khirbet Bata, Karmi'el


Khirbet Kenes (el-Kanayis)

    Ruins of a Byzantine monastery located on a high hill on the east side of Karmi’el.


Karmi’el (Overview)

  One of the prettiest cities in Israel, located in the heart of Beit-Kerem. During Byzantine period a center of many monasteries.

El-Khader cave

   A Holy cave on the cliffs above the northern side of Beit-Kerem.  According to Arabic tradition – Elijah’s hiding cave. The Crusaders dedicated it to St. George. A Sheik’s tomb is located at the site.

El-Khader cave, above Beit-Kerem valley


   A Muslim town north of Karmiel. It was a large village during the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.

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This page was last updated on Aug 24, 2012


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