Modern Katzerin is across the road from ancient Katzerin, a town of the Mishnah and Talmud period. The modern city serves as the commercial, cultural and administrative center for all the Golan Heights settlements. A visit to the Golan winery and water bottling plant are among attractions. Among the archaeological finds displayed in the museum are those from the dozens of synagogues discovered on the Golan Heights as well as finds from Gamla, destroyed by the Romans in 68CE.
Visitors strolling in the alleys and wandering from room to room in ancient Katzerin are taken back fifteen hundred years. The sleeping loft, the cooking fireplace and pots, the kitchenware, the courtyard, the agricultural implements, the weaving tools – they’re all there.
And finally – the synagogue resplendent with columns and imposing entrance.
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