Hands-On Archaeology – Digging Through Time


Discover the thrilling new tourist experience at the heart of a small but unique and vibrant archaeological site: Digging Through Time at Korazim National Park.

Photo: Hagay Dvir .Digging at Korazim National Park
Photo: Hagay Dvir .Digging at Korazim National Park

Korazim is a Jewish village which flourished a little over 2,000 years ago during the period of the Mishnah and the Talmud. What sets this site apart is not only the great variety of ruins and archaeological findings – but the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. This is because Korazim is one of the only places in Israel where you can see an authentic ancient agricultural Jewish village in all its splendor: a magnificent synagogue built with local basalt stones, a mikveh for ritual purification, houses, olive presses to produce oil, a winepress for making wine, and everything the residents would have needed – all in one, compact location.

As part of the latest round of updates to the Korazim site, including creating and improving the hiking trails, we have developed a new archaeological experience called “Digging Through Time.” This is intended for tourists, schoolchildren and students who want to roll up their sleeves, experience, experiment, and go beyond the theoretical to good, old-fashioned practical work.

Digging Through Time offers a complete experience of the archaeological process, including the thrill of discovering antiquities. This is what makes the tour truly special and a memory of Israel that your group will always treasure. All digs are conduct under the guidance of the site’s head archaeologist, Achia Kohn-Tavor.

For booking and more information: amitl@npa.org.il