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In the 2nd-10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee Sea (Lake Kinerret in Hebrew) and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine, built by Herod Antipas (one of Herod the Great’s three sons who divided up Palestine after their father’s death), the city was named Tiberias in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Tiberias has been venerated in Judaism since the middle of the 2nd century CE and since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. According to Christian tradition, Jesus performed several miracles in the Tiberias district, making it an important pilgrimage site for devout Christians. Tiberias has historically been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for thousands of years.

Tiberias is located between the shore and the slopes of Sea of Galilee, between the elevation of -200 to 200 meters. Tiberias has a climate that borders a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (koppen Csa) and a Hot Semi-arid climate (koppen BSh).

The lake often appears on maps and in the New Testament as Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias (John 6:1). Sea of Tiberias is also the name by which the lake is mentioned in Roman texts and in the Jerusalem Talmud, which was written in a dialect of Judeo-Aramaic, and this is the name adopted in Arabic: Buhairet Tabariyya (بحيرة طبريا). The Babylonian Talmud, as well as Josephus Flavius mention the lake by the name “Sea of Ginnosar” after a small fertile plain that lies on its western side. This name, in the form Lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:1) or Sea of Gennesaret appears in Christian religious texts. The name common in Hebrew today is borrowed from the Hebrew Bible, where the lake is called the “Sea of Chinnereth” (or spelled as “Kinnereth”) (Numbers 34:11; Joshua 13:27). This name was also found in the scripts of Ugarit, in the Aqhat Epic. A variant of this name is Sea of Chinneroth. The name may originate from the Hebrew word kinnor (“harp” or “lyre”)), in view of the shape of the lake, perhaps from a name of a fruit called in Biblical Hebrew kinar, and is thought to be the fruit of Ziziphus spina-christi.

It was a good surprise when I got there. Beautyfull place with gardens, boat, places to walk & etc. Near there has natural places for hiking and others stuffs.
There is a very good restaurants and you can go on foot.
The breakfast in hotel was the most lavish I have ever had in Israel, a country known for its lavish breakfasts. It is a good value for the money,which is significantly less than better known spas in the area. Also a free Wi-Fi.

This pictures have been taken on 26-27 of September, 2011.
This photo gallery is as Israel Travel Photo Guide.

Pictures taken at 28 of August, 2009.

Fast walk around central streets of the town and the park of the homestead of Tyszkiewicz, the first half of XIX century. Logojsk town, Belarus.


The history of Cana (Kafr Kanna) in Israel in the Lower Galilee is identified in Christian tradition as Cana of the Galilee can be traced back to the New Testament of the Bible. The first reference of the town is made at the Gospel of John where a town named Cana of Galilee is mentioned. The town is considered by the Christians from across the world. Located in the northern part of Nazareth, Cana is considered to be the town where Jesus Christ performed his first miracle. According to the New Testament, it was in Cana at Nazareth that Christ turned water into wine.

Today, The Church of the First Miracle has been built upon the holy site in Cana in Nazareth. Cana is repeatedly referred to in the New Testament after the first miracle was performed. Jesus performed another miracle at Cana when he heals the son of an royal official.

The town of Cana is also known as Kafr Cana. Most of the churches in Cana are located at the Churches Street in main Cana. The Street is located on the main Highway leading to the town center of Cana. Apart from the holy churches, one can also visit the site of the Giant Sundial at the middle intersection of the town of Cana.

Pictures of Cana, Israel, photo gallery added 26 of September, 2011.
This photo gallery is as Israel Travel Photo Guide.

Minsk City, Belarus. Lake of Komsomolskoye is an artificial reservoir in the northwestern part of Minsk, formed a dam on the river of Svisloch.
Construction was started in 1940 to prevent flooding during the spring floods. The pit under the lake area of ​​35 hectares was excavated by hand.
Inauguration of the lake was planned on Sunday, June 22, 1941, but was thwarted because of the war.
In 1974 conducted cleaning and deepening of the lake.
Reconstruction of the lake and the nearby Victory Park began in 2010. Now the reconstruction of the embankment of the lake is almost finished.
Soon everybody will see on the side of the lake a new lifeboat station: two storey boathouse with modern medical equipment to rescue people. Two of nine natural islands will arrange well: Ptichiy and Komsomolsky. Now on Ptichiy Island can be reached only by boat, soon to be built 60-meter footbridge, pier, eco trail and pergolas.
On the Komsomolskiy Island is planned to build a Communist Realism Museum of sculpture in the open air. Dismantled sculptures from the old seats will be installed on the island. The museum will tell about history of this art form in Belarus.
There will also be built a museum of military equipment.

Pictures of Komsomolskoye lake in Minsk photo gallery added 15 of April, 2007 and 20 of August, 2011.

Small town of Skidzel or as Skidel (RU), Grodno district, Belarus.

Pictures added to photo gallery on 22 of May, 2011.