Posts tagged “Dead Sea

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Desert and the Dead Sea

Desert and the Dead Sea


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Dead Sea

Dead Sea


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Dead Sea: Rock Hyrax

Rock HyraxThe Rock Hyrax lives in Ein Gedi. It looks like a Guinea Pig, but it’s closest relative is the elephant.


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Dead Sea: Waterfall at Ein Gedi

Waterfall at Ein GediDave hid out from Saul here in Ein Gedi, an oasis by the Dead Sea.


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Dead Sea: Bar Mitzva at Masada

Bar Mitzva at Masada


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Dead Sea: Masada Mosaic

Massada Mosaic


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Dead Sea: Masada Ruins II

BathhouseBath House photo, showing the chamber beneath the heated floor. Above the black line on the wall is the portion of the wall reconstructed by archeologists.

Roman Catapult Balls at Masada with David the GuideOur guide, David, showing us catapult balls the Romans hurled at the defenders at Masada.


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Dead Sea: Masada Ruins

Massada Ruins


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Dead Sea: Snake Trail Up Masada

Snake Trail Up MassadaMasada is an ancient fort built by Herod the Great on a mesa overlooking the Dead Sea. According to Josephus, the Siege of Masada by Roman troops in the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 rebels and their families hiding there.


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Dead Sea: Rest Stop Camel

Rest Stop CamelOn the road down from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, there’s a rest stop at sea level. There, a Bedouin has set up shop with his camel and a blanket full of jewelry made by his wives. This is the camel, which he lends out for rides. I don’t know who the kids are, we didn’t bring any of our own.

 


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Dead Sea: Bedouin Encampment

Bedouin Camp