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Baha'i Gardens Grow in Israel

"New look for a decades-old landmark, terraced gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa testify to Israel's important place among world religions. The gardens enhance the burial site of a major figure of the Baha'i faith. Eighteen terraces, honoring Baha'i'is (sic) 18 disciples, cascade down the hill, nine above the shrine, nine below it, all filled with native plants. An Iranian-Canadian Baha'i architect, Fariborz Sahba, designed the gardens, which open to the public next year."


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