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Archaeological 7 Day Tour

Mamshit National Park

​​Thousands of years of history come alive: peel off the layers, learn about ancient civilizations and experience Israel through its rich archaeology

 
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Day 3

 
Herodium
Qumran
Massada
The Dead Sea

The Judean Wilderness and the Dead Sea

Herodium – Herod the Great created this artificial mountain, which he topped with a palace-fortress. Archaeologists have also discovered, huge cisterns, a “playground” pool at the base of the mound, and hideouts for Bar Kokhba’s warriors and, recently the grand, long-sought tomb of the king himself. 

Qumran National Park
– the ruins on the plateau in sight of the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered are an enigma wrapped in a mystery – were they the home of the Essenes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, a wealthy Sadducee manor farm, or both?

Massada National Park – Herod’s magnificent fortress, with its palaces, bathhouses and ramparts was also the scene of the last stand of the Jews against the Romans in the Great Revolt, attested to by a huge Roman siege ramp and other finds. The combination of its dramatic story and its fabulous architecture and finds has won it recognition as a World Heritage Site.


The Dead Sea
 – a rejuvenating rinse-off of the dust of the generations in the lowest, most mineral-rich lake on earth.

 

 



Archaeological 7 Day Tour