Beit Jann in Beit Jann , Israel

Source: Atlas Obscura

Beit Jann

One of the final homes of the Druze people, the Israeli village of Beit Jann preserves not just its people’s culture but also the building materials that they established the village with.

Nestled atop Mount Meron in northern Israel, Beit Jann has existed since at least the 16th century, providing a home for a population of the Druze people, a religious minority in Israel. As the legend goes, Druze communities existed in the area much earlier, congregating near water sources, but it was not until a pair of hunters chased a hare into a hidden cave where they found a ...

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