Horvat Minnim


Horvat Minnim is part of the Tentative list of Israel in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Horvat Minnim, also known as Khirbat al-Minya, was an early Islamist palace complex near the village of Tabgha on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. The palace was most likely built during the reign of Umayyad Caliph el-Walid in the early 8th century. Excavations in the first half of the 20th century uncovered enclosure walls, a gateway and a central courtyard with colonnades. The rooms around the courtyard include a mosque, a throne room and numerous rooms with mosaics.

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Germany - 04-Jan-09 -

Horvat Minnim is a medieval Arab residence next to the shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is striking how little is done to preserve it. The mosaics are now covered for protection and there is no photo available. The site is not fenced and you can freely enter and climb the walls. The villa is large and seems interesting, but not too much is said on the only plaque available at the site.

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Horvat Minnim
Archaeological site - Near Eastern
2000 Added to Tentative List

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