A short account of Mt. Carmel, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
Mt. Carmel is a 24-mile-long ridge, beginning at the mountains of Samaria, and stretching northwest all the way to the city of Haifa, where it ends in the Mediterranean. Usually, we refer only to the northern 12 miles of it, between Yokne’am and Haifa.
Regarding the mountain, the most important periods for us are:
- The Paleolithic periods during the last 600,000 years, showing human activity and remains from Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens hominids in caves on the western slopes of the mountain.