What is the Hilazon Valley?
The valley of Hilazon stretches from the south of the Beit-Kerem valley to Sachnin and Acre ends its race in the river Na’aman.
It is a region rich in vegetation, greenery, small animals, and renowned for its river. The Hilazon River is more than 30 km long and bears this name in relation to a certain type of snail present in this river which was used to color the rows of tsitsit or Jewish prayer shawls in blue color. One of the four east-west valleys that make up the lower Galilee. In this area, you can see a couple of historic sites from prehistoric times to the empire of Mameluke, through the Old Testament and Crusader periods.
In the valley of Hilazon we can visit a cave called the witches’ cave. In 2008, archaeologists recovered remains in a cave on the north side of the valley of a woman who was buried with animals and was believed to be a witch’s grave.
Also, many ruins can be seen in this area, especially at Rosh Zayit you will find the ruins of an iron age site and the Bible concerning King Solomon.
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