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Neot Kedumim

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Basic Information

Location 31° 57′ 0.84″ N, 34° 58′ 33.47″ E
Country Israel
City Neot Kedumim
Address near Modiin

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.n-k.org.il/?CategoryID=0
Geographical Coordinates 31.94527,34.97406

General

Neot Kedumim (Hebrew: נאות קדומים‎) (lit. Beauties of Ancient Times) is a Biblical garden and nature preserve located near Modi'in, mid-way between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel. It is a unique endeavor to re-create the physical setting of the Bible.

The park covers an area of about 2,500 dunams. The idea of planting such a garden dates back to 1925. In 1964, land was allocated for the project with the help of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

Neot Kedumim features a series of natural and agricultural landscapes, among them the Forest of Milk and Honey, the Dale of the Song of Songs, Isaiah's Vineyard and the Fields of the Seven Species. Signs are posted throughout the garden quoting relevant Jewish texts in Hebrew and English.

In 1994, Neot Kedumim and Israeli botanist Noga Hareuveni, the driving spirit behind the garden, were awarded the Israel Prize for their special contribution to society and the State of Israel.

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20th century