Bahai temple in Haifa reopens after $6 million renovation

Work on the UN World Heritage site lasted two-and-a-half-years and included covering the temple's dome with 11,790 new gold-glazed porcelain tiles.

By The Associated Press Tags: Israel news

Followers of the Bahai faith unveiled their newly renovated holy site on the coast of Israel on Tuesday, drawing attention to one of the Holy Land's lesser-known religions.

The renovation of the Shrine of the Bab, a UN-designated World Heritage site, lasted two-and-a-half-years and cost $6 million dollars, according to the Bahai leadership.

Bahai shrine Haifa - AP - 12/4/2011

The newly renovated Bahai Shrine of the Bab and the gardens is seen in Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

The structure has been refitted and strengthened to withstand an earthquake, and the building's dome - the most distinctive feature of the landscape in the Mediterranean port city of Haifa - has been covered with 11,790 new gold-glazed porcelain tiles.

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1 comment:

  1. The Baha'is believe in service to humankind! The 6 million $ spent in beautification is not going to please the buried prophet. May be, if these money were utilized for the betterment of Blacks of Congo, he would have been much happier.
    There is no difference between the old structure and the renovated. The old structure was also as beautiful as this one.


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