Tag: Archaeology

Garden Tomb

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb For many centuries, there was little doubt the site of the Tomb of the Christian Savior was marked by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But in 1883, another candidate vied for the title of Savior’s tomb: what is known today as the Garden Tomb. Sometimes called Gordon’s Calvary or Gordon’s Tomb, after the […]

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Caesarea Beaches and Water Activities

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea Beaches and Water Activities

Caesarea Beaches One of the most delightful things about the Caesarea beaches is that they are rarely crowded. It’s almost as though no one has discovered them yet. But in fact the sea around Caesarea played a very important role approximately 2,000 years ago when Herod first turned it into an international harbor. Caesarea Israel […]

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Caesarea Israel: Top Sites to Visit

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caesarea Israel: Top Sites to Visit

Caesarea Port The port that Herod built in Caesarea, Israel, was an amazing feat of ancient civil engineering. Caesarea wasn’t really cut out to be a port. It had major maritime problems such as dangerous currents and silting problems, but Herod’s engineers built two very large breakwaters to alleviate the problem, part of which can still be […]

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Timna Park

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Timna Park

Timna Park Copper Mines Have you ever looked admiringly at beautiful copper jewelry or utensils and wondered how copper was made? Did you ever wonder where copper came from? At Timna Park, situated 25 km north of Eilat, Israel, site of the world’s first copper mine, are ancient smelting pots and mine shafts that are thousands […]

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Ein Gedi

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve & Antiquities National Park The stunning Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is a photographer’s paradise and full of great ways for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Located west of the Dead Sea shore, the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve offers miles of hiking trails, two fresh water streams, and four springs to explore.  Flora […]

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