Some might say that archeology is Israel's national hobby, as Israel is rich with archeological sites, more than 20,000 recognized sites in Israel, dating back to 150,000 BC. In 2005 UNESCO declared 3 sites in Israel as World Heritage sites (Megido, Khatsor and Be'er Sheva).
There are some national archeological parks across the country; One of the biggest ones is in Beit Shean, of uncovered remains from Late Neolithic or Early Chalcolithic periods and onwards including remains from the Egyptian, Biblical, Hellenistic, Roman and byzantine periods.
There is also the remains of the ancient synagogue of Kfar Nahum, the holy of Holies mosaic at Tzipori and the Roman ruins in Caesarea National Park. One of the most important Jewish discoveries thanks to archeological digs are the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found by a shepherd boy in the Judea desert in 1947. The scrolls are now on display at the Israel museum in Jerusalem.