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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
"Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2000 years ago. After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dea
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
"Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2000 years ago. After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dea
From $105.00
 
Small Group Massada and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
"Departing Tel Aviv our journey takes us through the Judean Hills and on to the Dead Sea the lowest point on planet Earth. Along the way we pass the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We stop to visit a Dead Sea cosmetics shop before continuing our journey south along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada. We ascend by cable car and visit the impressive mountaintop fortress that was once home to King Herod; we visit the remains of the wall palaces and synagogue and learn the heroic story of of the zealots that managed to fend off the Roman army before committing mass suicide. After our historical trip to the fortress we descend by cable car and drive to one of shores of the Dead Sea for an opportunity to float in its mineral-rich water
From $114.00

More Warnings and Dangers in `En Gedi

warnings in Ein Gedi

We did only the short trail in the park but if you decide to do some of the others follow some of the rules, bring lot of water with you can try to start early, there’s a sign that suggests time...
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mindcrime
Aug 04, 2014

Ibex May Roll Stones!

When you hike in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, keep an eye on the slope of the cliff above you: a family of ibex (wild mountain-goats) may be walking there, and may cause stones to roll down the slope...
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iblatt
Mar 07, 2011

Deep Mud, Sinkholes and Quagmires...

When you walk to the Dead Sea shore, stay on the roads or paved paths leading to the shore.Wandering off the path carries the risk of sinking in the deep mud.Another dangerous natural phenomenon is...
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iblatt
Mar 01, 2011

The Obvious Warning or Danger

The sun is strong here. Even in late September it was scorching so what it must be like in high summer is unimaginable. Just because you are in an oasis, don't let that make you casual with your sun...
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Ekaterinburg
Oct 24, 2008

Do not shave

Do not shave the day before going to the Dead Seaýýýý. you can suffer of irritation by the amount of salts concentrated in the sea. Belive me it can be annoying.Also do not wash you face or sprinkling...
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ezaguryk
Jul 10, 2004

Drying out, getting lost or...

Drying out, getting lost or bitten by a scorpion / snake are the main dangers. Some tips: drink at least two liters of water at a day, it's very hot here (always between 40 and 45 degrees Celcius)....
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sandravdp
Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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Bible Lands Museum

Opposite the Israel Museum is the Bible Lands Museum. While covering what should be an extremely fascinating period, this potentially excellent museum is let down a little by a lack of good...
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Biblical Zoo

From mgmor's Jerusalem Page: "If you're a family with children or a romantic couple or jusl like the nature life you can spand a few hours in the beautyfull zoo located 30 minutes on bus from city...
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Church of St. Peter

this will be my pictures of High priest Caiaphas Palace, which is located underneath the Church. located at the eastern Slope of Mount Zion, just a stone's throw away from the Dormition Abbey and the...
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King David Tomb

King David is the most known of Jewish Kings of the Old Testament and from his lineage Saint Joseph and Jesus came from. His tomb is located at a nondescript part at the ground floor of the Ruins of...
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Dormition Abbey

the biblical site of the Last Supper (known as the Cenaculum or Upper Room in latin) is located at the Dormition Abbey Compound in Mount Zion and part of the room is actually a mosque with a partially...
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Mishkenot Sha'ananim

The first Jewish neighbourhood outside the old city walls, Mishkenot Sha'ananim (peaceful habitation) was built by Sir Moses Montefiore in the 1860s in answer to the overcrowding inside the Old City....
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iblatt

"Ein Gedi: Oasis by the Dead Sea"
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Ekaterinburg

"An Oasis in the Desert"
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ezaguryk

"Desert - Dead Sea"
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Sharon

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Martin_S.

"Ein Gedi (Nahal David), and Nahal Arugot"
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