Haifa Verification Conference 2010
October 5-7, 2010
Organized by IBM R&D Labs in Israel
|Social Events and Excursions|
Visit to Seppheris-Zippori National Park and Nazareth
According to tradition, Sepphoris was the home of Anna and Joachim, the parents of Mary; remains of a Crusader church dedicated to their memory are located on the perimeter of Sepphoris National Park. In ancient Jewish Sepphoris, where the Mishnah (a commentary on the Bible) was completed, a Roman-era theater, residences, spectacular mosaic floors, as well as a water system of unparalleled technical sophistication have all been unearthed.
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From Zippori we will continue to the ancient city of Nazareth. Nazareth is considered to be the birthplace of Jesus according to the Gospels. Built on the southeastern slope of a ridge about 400 meters above sea level, Nazareth probably gained its Hebrew name, Natzeret, as a lookout or "watchtower" for the defense of Galilee (from natzar, "to watch" or "to guard"). lastly, we'll have a light dinner at one of the restaurants nearby. We expect to be back in Haifa by about 21:30. The bus will drop off participants at three points: Leonardo Hotel, the IBM Lab building and the Carmel Center area, near the hotels. The tour is free of charge for conference participants. Make sure to reserve a seat by selecting the tour option on the registration page.