AT#558 – UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Israel and Palestine

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Israel and Palestine (Podcast)

Hear about travel to Israel and Palestine, and particularly the world heritage sites of that region, as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gary Arndt from everything-everywhere.com about his recent visit.

Gary just finished up a trip to Israel and Palestine where he visited the last of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The sites in Palestine include:

  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  • Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir

The sites in Israel include:

  • Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
  • Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
  • Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
  • Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev
  • Masada
  • Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal
  • Old City of Acre
  • Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
  • White City of Tel-Aviv

UNESCO also named the Old City of Jerusalem as a UNESCO site but does not include it in either list.

Some of these sites like the Old City of Jerusalem and Masada are routinely visited by many tourists. Some like the White City of Tel-Aviv may be a bit more difficult to appreciate. And some like the Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin have surprises for those who visit.

We also talk about other tentative sites like the Early Synagogues in the Galilee and Caesarea.

Hear about some of the wonders of this area and its rich history.

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Show Notes

Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt on Amateur Traveler

List of World Heritage Sites in Israel

List of World Heritage Sites in Palestine

Old City of Jerusalem

Western Wall

Dome of the Rock

Cardo

Mount of Olives

Battir

Immovable Ladder of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Citadel of David Hotel

King David Hotel

Tower of David Museum

Church of the Nativity

Star Street

Chapel of the Milk Grotto

West Bank Areas in the Oslo II Accord

Masada

White City of Tel Aviv

Bauhaus in Germany

Bahá’i Holy Places

Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel

Old City of Acre

Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba

Beit She’arim National Park

Beit Guvrin National Park

Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev

Israel National Park Passes

Makhtesh Ramon

Caesarea National Park

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Chris has been to

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Gary has been to

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