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Dead Sea and Southern Israel
  • At 417 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is lowest spot on the face of the earth, and the biggest natural health spa. It is called the Dead Sea because its salinity prevents the existence of any life forms in the lake. That same salt, on the other hand, provides tremendous relief to the many ailing visitors who come here on a regular basis to benefit from its healing properties.

  • Standing among the 2,000 year-old ruins of Qumran, overlooking the Dead Sea on the edge of the Judean Wilderness, visitors gain deeper appreciation for the Dead Sea Scrolls, that were discovered right here. The Dead Sea Scrolls, containing the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible ever found and scrolls describing the life, times and beliefs of the Dead Sea Sect called the Essenes

  • The rock top fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea has been invested with a quasi-religious significance as a symbol of resistance for the people of Israel. It tells the story of 960 Jewish zealots, defenders against the Romans and choosing self-inflicted death rather than surrender has achieved legendary status for the Jewish people.