Daily Archives: March 19, 2011

Day 6 in Israel


Day 6

Dead Sea/Masada




Today the journey goes to Masada, Herod’s mountaintop fortress that became the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the romans.  The group will ride a cable car to the top to explore and they can peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below.  They will walk among the remains of an ancient community near the shores of the Dead Sea at Qumran.  In the caves near there, the Bedouins discovered what became known to be as the Dead Sea Scrolls.  If time permits they will stop along the shore for a quick dip in the Dead Sea.


Blessings for the journey!

(all pictures from the internet)