Museum of Yarmouk Culture/artefacts about 7,500 years old, discovered in kibbutz’ fields/Kibbutz Sha’ar HaGolan
On the banks of the Yarmouk, that today marks the natural border with Jordan, a pre-historic village more than 7,500 years old from the Neolithic Age, period of the beginnings of agriculture, was discovered. Farmers lived in the village who for the first time began to domesticate animals, develop strains of wheat, prepare reaping tools, and produce containers for storing food and fertility icons. The tools are made of limestone, basalt, flint and clay. Here, for the first time in Eretz Yisrael, existed advanced pottery from local clay – lissan marl. At the site, in the kibbutz’ fields, more than 200 small, unique fertility icons were excavated. Some are exhibited in our museum, some in museums all over the world and some in the Israel Museum.
Very visitor-friendly museum. Tour includes guide and watching film-clip.
Open every day: 9:00-12:00
Shabbat and Festivals: 10:00-13:00