Kibbutz Shaar HaGolan, museum of Yarmukian culture
If you are in Israel, is one of the places to get the flavor of ancient age. This is a world-famous museum that displays some high-quality items of the ancient life. This can be quite fun and exciting to go back to the old ancient age. Every visitor of the place can get a comprehensive picture of the daily life and the cult and art of the Neolithic farmers 8000 years ago. This village was on the Yarmuk river bank. This typical ancient culture was unearthed first at the Shaar Hagolan and it was named as the Yarmukian culture. Most of the assemblage of the prehistoric objects of art of Israel comes generally from Shaar Hagolan. This kibbutz is located in the foothills of the Golan Heights in the area of Jordan Valley at the north-east part of Israel.
Sha’ar HaGolan was first founded on 21st March of 1937 by few members of the youth movements of Hashomer Hatzair from Poland and Czechoslovakia. The founders of the place were made a team in the year of 1930 in the Rishon LeZion. It was popular as ‘Ein Hakore’ till the year 1937. This group people have established this Kibbutz as the stockade and tower settlement.
The philosophy behind establishing this kibbutz is to show a clear picture Yarmukian Culture, which is an 8000 years old culture of Neolithic agriculture that brilliantly represents the story of permanent settlement transition and the drastic development and change in architecture. The major innovation of the culture was the pottery and its use and Israel was so much popular for that. Pottery work marvelous at that time, vessels were shaped perfectly and was decorated with the pattern of herringbone. Here you will also able to see the clay figurines of that age that depicts beautifully seated women. These figurines are the perfect examples of the old cultic culture and symbolize the Mother Goddess. She was associated with the fields and folks and as well as the human fertility.
These products have a permanent display from the museum but you can also find other activities here like the conferences, exhibitions, lectures and more for the students and the other visitors to the museum. This can be an excellent journey back in the ancient age or to the era of Stone Age. This village was one of the most popular cultic centers of old Middle East. In Israel, this is one of the best places to witnesses the route of the kibbutz culture.
During the tour we will see the commune (the clothes warehouse), the dining room and the central bulletin board, the children’s homes area, the kibbutz’s organizational structure, and the advantages and disadvantages of living in Kibbutz Amitai.
Finally we will see from the museum’s balcony and see who our neighbors are – from the east, the Kingdom of Jordan and the north – the Golan Heights and Syria.
Duration: 90 min
Our kibbutz is blessed with diverse, successful and successful agricultural industries such as bananas, dates, avocados, almonds, chicken coop, hives and milk cowshed. The tour begins by watching a humorous video showing how modern agriculture compares to the agriculture of the 1940s, including our agricultural branches, crop quantities and processing methods.
After the video we travel with the vehicle outside the kibbutz eastward, to the area of banana groves, avocados and dates, and end in the cowshed.
Duration: 90 min
A unique and fascinating tour for vegetarians.
Thanks to the unique climate of the valley (desert / subtropical) and especially thanks to our excellent landscaping workers, we were blessed with a botanical garden with dozens of trees from all over the world.
The tour takes place on a slight footing through the kibbutz, amid amazing trees, accompanied by stories.
Duration: 90 min