Tiberias is a city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, lower Galilee.
Established in 20 CE, it was named in honor of the emperor Tiberius.
The city is considered as one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. The city has been venerated in Judaism since the middle of the 2nd-century and since the 16th century.
In the 2nd-10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee, and the political and religious hub for Jews in the holy land.
Several religious Jewish leaders' graves are in Tiberias.