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... to go to the Dead Sea. With poor english the driver wanted to know what section, us not knowing, we told him we trusted him to advise us where to get off.
For some reason we both thought the Dead Sea was a little closer than the 2.5hr drive from Jerusalem. However the scenery leading up to the public beach was gorgeous. It's quite weird but now that I think about it the landscape would have been the West Bank. As we approached the beach the the water ...
... differently. There were treatments made from the mud, from the water, and from the salt all of which have different uses (see their website if you are more interested).
Then, the highlight of the day so far... the Dead Sea itself. We were given explicit instructions on exactly how to properly float in the Sea. At no time are you allowed to submerge your head, obviously do not drink the water, if any does get in your eyes it will sting and will need to be ...
... great creams and scrubs made from Dead Sea minerals. We stopped at the Ahava factory and bought a few to keep us moisturized along our trip. Next stop was Masada. Masada is an amazing place. It started life as a fortified palace built for King Herod in 31BC. Herod had it built to sit right on top of a mountain, overlooking the Dead Sea and to be an imposing show of his power - as the only structure to be seen in ...
... Qeiyafa is the best example exposed to date of a fortified city from
the time of King David. The southern part of a large palace that extended
across an area of c. 1,000 sq m was revealed at the top of the city. The wall
enclosing the palace is c. 30 m long and an impressive entrance is fixed it
through which one descended to the southern gate of the city, opposite the
Valley of Elah. Around the palace’s ...
... this lookout point we could see the entire old city of Jerusalem. On the Mount of olives are ancient burials for Jews Christians and Muslims. This is the place where the resurrection would happen when the Messiah comes. We took the bus then to the city of David, which is an ancient archaeological site located outside of the walls of the old city. This was excavated recently and includes fortifications from the palace that David build, as well as old tunnels. We climbed ...
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