Thursday, 30 March 2017

DAY 8 - THE JUDEAN DESERT – KING HEROD’S FORTRESS

Qumran Caves National Park

We learned about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the people who wrote them as we explored the Qumran National Park. t
The table-like structures are said to have been used to write the scrolls, the ritual baths and the caves are where the scrolls were discovered in 1947.

Masada Mountain & Cable Car

We rode up the cable car that held 80 people, to the top of Masada and explored what remains of King Herod’s palace. We viewed history as we walked through the preserved baths, cisterns and barracks. It was here that leader Eleazer Ben Yair kept the Roman Legion’s siege at bay for three years.
 
 




 
 

Dead Sea Float & Spa Lunch

Yam Hamelach, literally meaning “Sea of Salt,” is 417 meters below sea level; the lowest place on earth. Its salty water contains unique healing properties, which, combined with the nutrient-filled mud found on its shores, creates one luxurious and healthy day.

We enjoyed a huge buffet lunch at the Crowne Plaza Resort & Spa and then enjoyed the "float".








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