Category Archives: Haifa area

Nahal Taninim Nature Reserve – Crocodiles Stream Ancient Water System and Flour Mills

Located in the Carmel coastal plains, the nature reserve has a flowing clean, saline stream, a kurkar ridge, an advanced ancient water system, and flour mills from various periods.

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Hannah Senesh Museum in Sdot Yam – Museum in Kibbutz Sdot Yam

Hannah Senesh House is a small museum in Kibbutz Sdot Yam. Hannah Senesh was a young woman who volunteered for a rescue mission and parachuted behind the enemy lines during World War II. She was captured and tortured, but would not betray the cause. She was killed by the Germans in 1944, at the age of 23.

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Caesarea National Park – Herod’s port city of Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea National Park is located on the Mediterranean Coast in the lower Galilee. Although the city was first built in the third century BCE, its popularity and importance grew when Herod extended the city. The park contains remains from many of the cities built on the site, particularly from the Herodian and Crusader periods.

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Atlit Detention Camp – illegal Jewish immigrants to Palestine detained in camp

The Atlit National Monument is a restored British detention camp. The camp was used to detain “illegal” Jewish immigrants who sought refuge in Palestinebefore and after the Holocaust. Thousands of illegal Jewish immigrants were temporarily held there from 1939-1948.

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National Maritime Museum of Haifa – Maritime history of the Mediterranean Sea

The National Maritime Museum in Haifa is dedicated to the history of the Mediterranean Sea and the ports on the sea. It opened in 1953, with the collection of the museum’s founder Aryeh Ben-Eli. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits related to 5000 years of seafaring on the Mediterranean.

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