Walking the Path of Our Savior – in the Galilee

Walking the Path of Our Savior – in the Galilee

The Israeli Antiquities Authority has planned for you an excursion that you will never forget. For professional and amateur tourists alike, a new trail is being paved that will allow you to walk within the Galilee's magnificent vistas and amongst the ancient settlements, remnants of the Roman era in which our Savior lived and worked his deeds.

Following the new 70 km route will take you across the Galilee by foot, from Beit Shaaraim, all the way to Tiberias. Guiding you, will be an augmented reality (AR) application that will bring to life the people and structures of the settlements of old, the same ones through which our Savior journeyed.

Over the past few weeks, thousands of high school students are taking part in archaeological digs along the "Cardo" – the main road of the ancient Roman city, Tiberias. This is being done as part of the project to prepare the Tiberias section of the "Sanhedrin Trail". As part of the Tiberias section project, a new visitors center, open to the public at large, will be established in the city, giving visitors a feel for the project and participation in the digs, while providing a close up view of the city's age old heritage.

The project will see the dedication of a 70km trail – amongst the longest in Israel – split into five sections, suited to five days of walking. The trail will be adapted for families as well, and will offer circular routes. The "smart" trail way will communicate with tourists through a novel application based on augmented reality, delivering a hiking experience like no other amongst Israel's trails. The Sanhedrin Trail will traverse the Lower Galilee via many sites that were occupied in the time of the Mishnah and the Talmud. The undertakings of the Sanhedrin, the primary Jewish leadership and authority in the days of the second Temple, were exiled to Yavneh after the destruction of Jerusalem, and from there to the Galilee, after the Bar Kochba rebellion in the year 135 C.E. After a severe identity crisis that the nation went through after the destruction of the temple, renewed doings in the worlds of Halacha, philosophy and Jewish culture, were undertaken, under the leadership of the Sanhedrin.

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