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    Accessibility statement

    Accessibility arrangements at Ramat Hanadiv

    Ramat Hanadiv works hard to make its services accessible to people with disabilities in order to afford them a visiting experience that meets their unique requirements.

    In accordance with the law, our accessibility manager, Racheli Schwartz-Tzachor (Ph.D.), is available. If you encounter unique accessibility requests you’re welcome to contact us in one of the following ways:

    Telephone: 04-6298127 Fax: 04-6399117

    or Email: To Racheli

    The Memorial Gardens and Visitor Center are accessible except for the mausoleum.

    Disabled parking:

    Designated disabled parking bays may be found in the main and secondary parking lots.

    Disabled restrooms:

    Every facility that offers restrooms also offers designated disabled restrooms.

    Disabled Aids:

    • Devices for the hearing impaired are available in the InfoShop, classrooms, movie theater and auditorium and on training tours. For your convenience, contact us and let us know in advance about your visit in order to receive fast, easy service.
      Telephone: 04-6298111 ext. 4.
    • Wheelchairs may be hired from the InfoShop - for on-site visits.

    Website accessibility:

    Ramat Hanadiv invests effort and resources to make the organization’s website accessible so that disabled people will also be able to enjoy it.

    Restrictions to accessibility:

    As a general rule, all of the website’s pages were built to meet level AA conformance to web content accessibility. Nevertheless, despite our efforts to make all of the website’s pages accessible, it is possible that some parts of the site are still inaccessible. We note that a number of pages contain external components that are beyond our control and inaccessible. Therefore, the following pages do not meet the accessibility standard:



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First Digs at Horvat 'Aqav

The excavations at Ramat Hanadiv, under the direction of the late Prof. Yizhar Hirschfeld, began in the summer of 1984 and continued until 1988. The first seasons, on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focused on uncovering the remains of a Byzantine villa and a large Roman villa from the Early Roman period at Horvat ‘Aqav, high up on the tip of the western cliff at Ramat Hanadiv. In the report by Conder and Kitchener (1873), who surveyed the area on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund, the writers describe vaulted buildings on the site. During the excavation seasons led by Prof. Hirschfeld, remnants of a large villa from the Roman period were found, along with adjacent agricultural installations. A second settlement stratum revealed a Byzantine villa. Excavations also revealed evidence of cultic activity from the Persian–Hellenistic periods as well as remains from a non-permanent encampment from the Mamluk period. The site was restored and opened to visitors in 1988. Results from the excavations have been published in a series of articles and in a detailed report in English, published in 2000.

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Opening Hours

Sun-Fri: 08:00-16:00
Sat: 08:00-16:00

Contact Us

Ramat Hanadiv
P.O.B 325
Zichron Ya'akov
Phone: 04-6298111


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