Tagged: Day 11

Jerusalem

About: Jerusalem, the current capital of Israel, is located in southern half of Israel west of North end of the Dead Sea. Jerusalem has been the center of Israelite religious life since the first temple...

Jericho

About: Jericho, also known as the City of Palms lies on the west side of the Jordan River. Jericho is one of the most excavated sites in Israel. It is the ancient city whose...

Masada

About: Masada was a Jewish fortress built on a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea sometime in 37 to 31 BC by Herod the Great as a place of refuge in case of a revolt....

En Gedi

About: En Gedi is an oasis in the wilderness.  Located on the West side of the Dead Sea, the water, lush vegetation, and wildlife of En Gedi are not what you would expect.  In...

Qumran

About: Qumran is the name of the settlement closest to the caves which held the Dead Sea Scrolls. Many scholars believe that Qumran was the settlement of a sect known as the Essenes, although...