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Rebuilding Givat Titora

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The fire last Thursday on Givat Hatitora destroyed many dunams of vegetation and turned the green hill of the city into black coal. The Iriyah said it would begin to restore and rebuild the hill in the next few months. The Iriyah is planning on making Givat Titora accessible to the general population. Last year, the Iriyah set up a planning committee with the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Society for the Protection of Nature in order to organize the site content to strengthen the bond between residents and heritage sites in the city. The committee received a budget of 7.5 million shekels for the project.

The site upgrade emphasizes three key elements: tourism, education and community. In terms of tourism: converting the hill to a nature and heritage site, where the main attractions on the hill will be unique landscape, flowers and heritage of the place. In terms of education: developing a Heritage Center about the Hasmonean period that will be a learning and research center on flora and fauna, and will allow a connection between the people and heritage. There will also be educational programs. In terms of community: a space for community activities that instills local pride and connection to the heritage of the site.

The work on Givat Titora includes rehabilitating the hill and land, building a stone terrace, planting orchards, constructing an entrance area, paving the paths and installing lighting, organizing hiking paths, sitting areas, lookouts, learning area in nature, accessible parking and planting trees. There will be an educational project that will allow students from schools in the city to study archeology, which will incorporate learning theory in the classroom and exposure to excavation sites on the hill.

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