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Due to the fire on the hill in November, large parts of it are now covered in black, however, it is still possible to hike there as in the past. None of the paths and archaeological structures were damaged.
A perfect family hike in the heart of the city. The best time to visit the hill is between November and April, when it is full of wild flowers and blossoming almond trees.
You can park the car at the top of the hiil and start there - we recommend parking the car near the Modiin Center, and climbing the hill by foot.
If you haven't been before - you won't believe this amazing place full of history is in the middle of our city!
Located in a dominant position, controlling the main road to Jerusalem via the Beth-Horon ascent.
At the top, the remains of a Crusaders fort can clearly be seen. Its original name, "Tantara", was adapted in Arabic to "Tanturah" and the Hebrew to "Titura" (brimmed hat).
During the 1990's Dr. Shimon Gibson, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority, conducted several excavations at the site. He believes that Titora Hill is the location of ancient Modi'in. He also exposed remains from the Israelite period, and many hideouts from the time of the Bar-Kokhba rebellion.
Written by the archeologist and tour guide, Danny Herman.
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