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Beth Guvrin

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Beth Guvrin or Beit Guvrin is a national park located in the south-central part of Israel.

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The city of Maresha, mentioned several times in the Bible, was located here. Later on, in the Roman period, the neighboring town of Beit Guvrin grew to become a major regional center. Today you can see ruins from these ancient cities, including burial caves, agricultural facilities, and an amphitheater.

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Bus 011 runs to/from Kiryat Gat twice daily, in morning and afternoon. By car, the site is about 15km east of Kiryat Gat or south of Beit Shemesh.

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In the region there are many caves used as hiding places by Bar Kochba's fighters in the Jewish rebellion against the Romans in the second century.




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