This video is an aerial view of Tel Yodefat in the western Lower Galilee of Israel. Video includes views of the modern moshav and the excavated ruins on the ancient tel. The ruins are of an ancient fortified Jewish village that was taken siege and subsequently destroyed by the Romans in 67 CE. Excavations of this site have provided an invaluable source of information, especially in the understanding of the development of the culture of Judaism and early Christianity during the first century.
The Biblical city has been uninhabited since its destruction by the Romans. It was the most important center of resistance outside of Jerusalem during the First Jewish Revolt against Rome. For 47 days, Jews of Yodfat succeeded in holding off the Roman soldiers led by the future emperor, Vespasian.