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Horvat ‘Aqav – the Byzantine Period

The excavations in Horvat ‘Aqav revealed a farm house, with an open courtyard at its centre; in its south-east sector are corrals and storehouses, and on the north-west side are residential quarters and a wine press. The findings include rings, shards of clay utensils, glass, metal and stone. The farm is dated to the 5th and 6th centuries CE, and its abandonment is dated to the mid-7th century.

This period is called the Byzantine Period. In 324 CE Constantine the Great took over the crumbling Roman Empire as the sole ruler of Byzantium and declared Christianity the official religion of the empire. Many churches and monasteries were built throughout the Land of Israel and became pilgrimage sites for crusaders and monks. The end of the period was marked by the Arab conquest of the Land of Israel in 638 CE.

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Accessibility

Visually Impaired

Many trails traverse the Memorial Gardens. We recommend this route, but you can choose to walk another route

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Sustainability

Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable gardening is defined as gardening that considers the needs of the current generation without harming the needs of future generations. It includes garden design that considers the existing elements on site – the landscape, soil, environment and vegetation suitable for the region

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Dining Here

Dining

To complete your Ramat Hanadiv experience, you are cordially invited to enjoy the culinary pleasures of Mata’im, the cafe-restaurant on our premises.

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