Emek Tzurim National Park

The peaceful valley, where olive trees are planted, overlooks Hebrew University. To visitors, it may seem like an additional Jerusalem landscape, but those in the know, can tell that this is the place where treasures are uncovered!

Since 2004, the site operates a significant and unique archaeological sifting project.  Archaeological rubble from various excavation sites is brought to the Emek Zurim Valley, and using sifting apparatuses and water, the remaining dirt is removed, revealing artifacts hidden in the rubble.

In this way, it is possible to uncover rare items, and fascinating findings, which could have been accidentally thrown away. This project also enables anyone to be an “archaeologist for a day” and assist in uncovering genuine artifacts. Of course, every visitor has the opportunity to discover a rare and interesting find themselves.

Emek Tzurim National Park

The Archaeological Experience

Uncover treasures from archaeological excavations in the City of David and Ancient Jerusalem and become archaeologists for a day!

Duration: an hour and a half

From 21 NIS per ticket
(Ticket prices may vary depending on discounts and ticket selection)

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Essential Information

Sunday-Thursday between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Friday, by prior arrangement

Private Vehicles

Search in Waze, “Emek Tzurim National Park”. Ample free parking is available at the entrance to the site.

Additional parking is located at 10 Hadassah Lempel Street (Beit Orot parking lot). Park at the entrance to the parking lot and walk down the stairs located on the right side, about 10 minutes. Signs will direct you to Emek Tzurim.

Public Transportation to the Emek Tzurim National Park

Bus lines: 48, 48א- Beit Orot parking lot

Bus stop: Beit Orot parking lot

The buses reach the Beit Orot parking lot. From there, signage will direct you to the Emek Tzurim National Park.

Please note: Access to the park requires descending a long staircase and is not suitable for strollers.

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