Sunday, January 11, 2015
Supposedly one of the health benefits of going to the Dead Sea is smearing the black sticky mud all over yourself and then going for a "swim" in the Sea. Hotels on both sides cater to tourists desiring to try this healing treatment.
Don't swim in the Dead Sea if you have ANY open sores! The water will clean them out and probably is a good (although not very comfortable) disinfectant.
Don't get water into any openings in your body! At 35% salinity it can have an unbelievable sting. Otherwise have fun and take a good shower afterwards.
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Sunday, January 4, 2015
An ancient well that supplies water for Ein Kerem, called Mary's well.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Here is a model showing the entire mountain top. Masada was built by Herod the Great. He was a paranoid man. He built a number of hide-a-ways. They were luxurious affairs, capable of sustaining life for long periods of time, if need be.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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This mosaic shows how the river was once close enough that early builders were able to divert enough water to create a baptism site for the pilgrims of the Middle Ages.
To the left are the remains of part of the channel where the river was diverted by early Christians to create this baptism site. The roof near the bottom of the stairs was some sort of pavilion, and maybe a place to change wet clothes.
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Here we are looking north and east towards the mountains of Jordan and below towards the mountains of Jerusalem. The tiny round dome is close to the Jordanian baptism site. Beyond it is Jericho. It was from this area that a chariot of fire, seen only by Elisha, took Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
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The black behind the screen below is the wall that separates Lebanon from Israel.
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