The Ancient Bath House
In 1993, Elias Shama and his wife Martina started their art and souvenir shop Cactus next to Mary's Well. During the renovation works they discovered a large and ancient bath-house, around 2000 years old. Experts have dated it to the Roman era and the time of Jesus.
Today there are guided tours of the Bath-House, including the underground heating tunnels which are the most impressive in the Middle East. Elias shares his insights into the history of Nazareth and shows historical documents confirming that the Bath-House existed in ancient times. The guided tour includes light refreshments served in one of the halls of the Bath-House.